Making curriculum choices in Year 9 is a very important stage in students' time at school. The pathway students select for Years 10 and 11 will affect how students spend part of their their time at school for the next two years. The choices they make may also influence what course or job they decide to do after leaving St Mary's.Years 10 and 11 are not just about GCSEs. There are other qualifications such as BTECs as well. These qualifications are taught in different ways, and it may be that these suit some students more than others.