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In this programme, headteacher Graham Soles talks about the five curriculum routes Brighouse High School has developed to help Year 9 pupils select courses that best fit their abilities.
All pupils take core subjects such as maths, English and PE but most of their time is spent on the specialist subjects in their chosen route. We hear from Chris, who has found his niche in IT, Loren who has a talent in manufacturing and Abigail who found her choice of courses difficult. Lois has taken a more traditional academic route but also enjoys her vocational option, applied art.
For teachers, helping their pupils choose course and assessment options that will suit them is rewarding since it helps pupils gain confidence and achieve more. This is particularly true for Jason, flourishing on Route 5, which is designed for pupils who might not cope with a traditional curriculum. Liz Cresswell, the deputy headteacher, explains just how flexible they try to be.
Part of the series: Primary NQTs