Curriculum Choices for iGroups (Inclusion)

iGroups Guided Learning Pathway - Years 9 to 11

We offer a range of academic and vocational courses to suit the learning needs and future career ambitions of all our students.  During Year 8, parents are invited to attend an information evening to gain a clearer understanding of the curriculum choices available to their child.  This range of subjects together with the guidance provided to each student is called the Guided Learning Pathway.

The Options Information Evening 2018 takes place on:

Wednesday 2 May, 4.00 pm to 7.00 pm

An invitation will be sent to parents before the Spring Holiday.

The Inclusion Team will be available to support students (and their parents) to ensure that the right choices are made for Years 9 to 11. The Nurture Group provision is offered to students with a range of supported options available.

Progression at 16+

Making the right choices at such an early age can be initially daunting.  The link below gives guidance on entry requirements for colleges, universities and apprenticeships.  This can often help with making a decision on which subject to follow.  For example, studying a second language may not be compulsory but it can really help students who wish to progress to university in future years.

Progression to Further Education, Higher Education and Employment

Students identified in iGroups and those on Alternative Provision are supported to ensure they have a clear progression route into Further Education or Employment. If a child is in receipt of an Education Health Care Plan, a full 'transition plan' will be completed.

The Bulwell Academy offers Nurture Group Provision within the Inclusion Sixth Form for students with special educational needs / disabilities (SEN/D). Please click on the image for details of The Bulwell Academy Inclusion Sixth Form Offer.


Guided Learning Pathway for iGroups (Years 9 to 11)

Compulsory Subjects and Optional Subjects for Years 9 to 11

Click on the links below to view the course details for each subject.  

Compulsory Subjects (alphabetical order)


GCSE English Language

GCSE English Literature

GCSE Geography


GCSE Mathematics

Personal & Social Development

Core PE


GCSE Science

Optional Subjects

Students must choose one subject from the four options listed below.

Level 1 / 2 Construction

Level 2 Hair & Beauty

Level 1 / 2 Hospitality

BTEC Sport

For further information ...

For information about the Guided Learning Pathway and the Inclusion Sixth Form for students with special educational needs, please contact Ms Wallis, Vice Principal for Inclusion (SENCO)



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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a GCSE?

GCSEs (General Certificates of Secondary Education) are usually taken at school-leaving age after two years’ study, but are available to students of any age. They are normally assessed by a mixture of internal assessment (coursework) and exams.

For more information about GCSES and where they can take you, click on the link below:

GCSE information for Students and Parents on the edexcel website

What is a BTEC?

BTECS are widely recognised work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities.

For more information about BTECs and where they can take you, click on the link below:

BTEC information for Students and Parents on the edexcel website