Key Stage 4 Pathways

St Gabriel’s provides a comprehensive, thorough and structured careers programme which enables each student to flourish, aspire and be prepared for the world once they leave school.  We want our children to have the skills, qualification, determination and ambition to play a full role in society, within a Catholic context and alongside the taught curriculum.  The school has developed a programme of activities and enrichment to achieve this aim.

We want our students to develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve well. They are readied for the next stage of education, employment or training both through their lessons and in-house CEAIG. Where relevant, they gain qualifications that allow them to go on to destinations that meet their interests, aspirations and the intention of their course of study.

KS4 Curriculum and Options

Choosing options for Key Stage Four (KS4) and commencing Year 10 represent important milestones in the academic lives of our maturing students, who are about to embark on courses that will lead to future education and employment. Following information and guidance during Careers Week earlier this term, this is an exciting time as our students take their first steps in shaping their curriculum to suit their desired pathway for adult life. Students should choose a balanced set of options based on their interests, abilities and post-16 aspirations.

Our KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet has been produced to inform students and their families about the core curriculum accessed by all students at St Gabriel’s RC High School, and to offer support as important decisions are made about which subjects to specialise in. It contains a wealth of information about each core and option subject, which should be used in conjunction with information from teachers at KS4 Curriculum Evening to aid decision-making.

CLICK here to view the KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet 2024-2026

CLICK here to view the DfE EBacc Link