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Year 8 Options

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At New College Leicester, our curriculum is designed to ensure a rounded education for all our young people. During Year 7 and 8 students experience a broad range of subjects, including a variety of arts-based subjects. In Year 9, students study fewer subjects at a greater depth by specialising in three Arts and Culture based subjects.

It is important that each student understands and identifies their own strengths and weaknesses and chooses the pathway they will enjoy studying. 

You will find more detailed information in our ‘Arts and Culture Options Guide’ and via the links below.

If you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact your child’s form tutor or Mr Miles Pereira (Head of Year 8).

Arts and Culture Pathways

In addition to the core curriculum, students choose one Arts and Culture Pathway that enables them to study three creative or cultural based subjects in more detail. The pathways are as follows:

Pathway 1: Expressive Arts - Art, Dance and Drama

Pathway 2: Performing Arts - Dance, Drama and Music

Pathway 3: Visual Design - Art, Design & Technology and Media Studies

Pathway 4: Appreciating Culture - Design & Technology, Media Studies and Spanish

Pathway 5: Production Arts - Design & Technology, Drama Production and Music Technology

Please click on the links below for student friendly presentations about the Arts and Culture Pathways and individual subjects.


Art: http://youtube/ars6FCYe7Dg                       

Dance: https://youtube/C2BW0zR3VSE

Design & Technology: https://youtube/8ZrdfmQqsug

Drama & Drama Production:

Music & Music Technology:

Media Studies:

Spanish: https://youtube/SO1nbSO6lQU