Pathway planning

Every individual is different so when it comes to pathway planning, then there are many routes you can take.  The key to good pathway planning is knowing your point of exit from school – is it at the end of S4, S5 or S6.  From this decision you can then look at the Senior Phase differently – look and plan your choices based on a one, two or three year journey.

Understanding Qualifications – Old vs New

Progression Through the Senior Phase


Below are many examples of different pathways and advice that you can use to help you make decision about your future.



Wellbeing and Inclusive Approaches to Progression through the Senior Phase and onto a Positive Destination

Whatever you are going through at school, you can get times and hear what’s helped other pupils at:

If you are worried your child may need more, or different support to get the most from school, Enquire can help. 

If your child is of leaving age you can find advice here:

The National Parent Forum, In a Nutshell series also gives informatative information to parents and young people – by parents for parents:


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