Guided Subjects

Key Stage 4 Curriculum


Brixham College provides a broad and balanced curriculum, but we also offer extended opportunities for learning in areas that reflect the concerns and demands of the local community and which enrich the lives of our students. The curriculum includes the compulsory elements (English, Maths, Science, PSHE & RE, Values) and opportunity to follow GCSE examination subjects of particular interest. We believe 9 subjects is appropriate for our students and an amount which meets entry requirements for colleges, employers or Universities.


Guided Subjects


Learning at this stage is aimed at giving students the skills, competencies and knowledge that they need to progress into further education, training or employment. Subjects studied should be wide ranging and balanced.


We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all of our learners, but also offer the flexibility of practical courses in coursework based subjects leading to a range of qualifications. At Brixham College we value all that our students do; our aim is to ensure that we get the right students on the right courses at the right time in their lives.


To ensure a balanced selection, students should look carefully at the information about the courses on offer, taking particular notice of the demands of each course. Whilst there is flexibility within the Guided subject offer, the College will ensure students follow appropriate pathways which will enable them to have a good progression route for the next stage of their life at Brixham College and beyond. To find out about Key Stage 4 guided subjects please click on the following links:


Information on Guided Subjects


Useful Links

Parent & Students Guided Subject Information Booklet

Guided Subject overviews


The aim of Careers Advice and Guidance at Brixham College is to help every student be informed and aware of all of their different progression options as well as help them to recognise and develop their employability skills, career and job aspirations and be equipped and prepared as possible for when they leave school.

The College has a Careers Policy and Careers Overview, both of which are reviewed annually. The Careers Overview shows all the activities undertaken throughout the academic year, including events and enrichment activities.

Students can contact Mrs Aston for careers Education, Information, advice or guidance. There is an open door policy in the LRC and there are no restrictions to how many times a student can have an appointment. Personal guidance is provided at key transition points for Year 9 with Guided Subjects, Year 11 with Post 16 choices and Year 12 & 13 with progression onto Higher Education, Apprenticeships or employment.

Support for Parents / Carers

Mrs Aston is available for parents on the designated Parent Partnership evenings and will be available when individual appointments are required.

Please call or contact the college to arrange an appointment or 01803 858271.