Years 10 & 11

    Curriculum for Years 10 and 11

    Pupils study an optimum number of ten subjects at GCSE and there are opportunities for them to exercise their own choices within the specified categories. The core subject requirements ensure that the pupils’ GCSE choices are broad and balanced. All pupils in Years 10 and 11 study English (preparing for GCSE English Language and English Literature), Mathematics and then seven other subjects.

    We offer GCSEs in Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, German, History, Mandarin, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics, Religious Studies and Spanish. A student’s choice must comprise one language, dual or triple science and one humanity, they then have a free choice of three additional subjects, or two if they opted for triple award science. In addition to their academic studies, the pupils have one period each week assigned to the Personal Development programme and they are encouraged to join the Combined Cadet Force or the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. They continue with Games and Physical Education as part of their curriculum time to ensure they are active both mentally and physically.

    GCSE subject choices for September 2017:
    We expect pupils to select one subject from each of the option blocks below.
    Core Subject Choices:
    English (Language and Literature)
    Mathematics
    Language
    Science
    Humanity
    ESL (English as a Second Language)
    French
    German
    Mandarin
    Spanish
    Dual Award
    Triple Award* 
    (*Please select Triple Award
    Science as your Option 1
    choice)
     
    Geography
    History
    Option Subject Choices:
    Option 1
    Option 2
    Option 3
    Business Studies
    Design and Technology
    Extra English and Mathematics
    German
    Physical Education
    Triple Award Science
    Art
    Business Studies
    Design and Technology
    Drama
    History
    Latin
    Music
    Art
    Computer Science
    Drama
    French
    Physical Education
    Please click on the following link if you wish to submit GCSE option choices for September 2017 - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GCSE17
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