Option Pathways

Advice and Guidance for Key Stage 4 Options - making the right choices for you.


Choosing the subjects you wish to take for GCSE can be a difficult one.  We aim to support our students through this process  by working with them in the following ways; 

  •  Bespoke and specific PSHE lessons to help our students understand all the pathways available to them
  • Assemblies to guide them through the process of option choices
  • Careers Fair
  • Options evening for students and parents to attend (this will include subject staff giving advice but also local colleges and businesses)


Before all these events take place we advise you to look at the Starting out Booklet, it is a guide for parents which explains their child’s options, the learning routes and qualifications available, and what support they can expect to receive.

Click on the following link for 'Starting Out' 2016-01-04-20147-Starting-out-2015-2016-Gold-LR.pdf 

Click on the following link for 'Getting started' -  this booklet contains information and advice on choosing your GCSE options, progression routes, employability skills and work in Suffolk, as well as links to useful resources to support young people with their options


Click here for Options Booklet 2017

Click here for Options Booklet 2016


For more information on Option Pathways please contact Mr S Caygill via email sa@stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk