Teaching & Learning

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Choices for Students in Years 10 and 11

COMPULSORY NON-EXAM SUBJECTS

These are modules of work that we believe benefit all students. They all contain statutory elements at Key Stage Four.

  • PE
  • RE
  • Careers
  • PSHE

 

COMPULSORY EXAM SUBJECTS

  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE science combined or separate Sciences

 

THE PATHWAYS

A1

This pathway enables a student to study a full English Baccalaureate if they wish to alongside another option subject.  It also includes Chemistry, Biology and Physics.  If you enjoy Humanities and MFL subjects AND you are looking to gain Grades 6-9 in all these areas, we recommend that you consider this pathway. These are the subjects most likely to be required or preferred for entry to Higher Education and are the ones that keep the most doors open. This combination of subjects demonstrates that you are a successful, well-rounded student capable of excellence in all areas of study. This is a very challenging pathway but it is also an achievement of which students feel very proud.

A2

This pathway enables a student to choose most of the elements of the English Baccalaureate and all three Sciences. However, flexibility is increased as students choose only one from Humanities OR Modern Foreign Languages (History, Geography, French or German.) Two further option choices can then be added. If you are looking to gain Grades 6-9 in all these areas, we recommend that you consider this pathway. These are subjects likely to be required or preferred for entry to Higher Education and are the ones that keep the most doors open. This combination of subjects also demonstrates that you are a successful, well-rounded student capable of excellence in all areas of study. A high level of challenge is involved in pursuing this pathway.

B

This pathway enables a student to study most key subjects alongside a combined Science course delivering 2 GCSEs. It includes flexibility is increased as students are free to choose only one from Humanities OR Modern Foreign Languages (History, Geography, French or German) if they wish  Two further option choices can then be added. There are many possible combinations of subjects all of which demonstrate that you are a successful, well-rounded student capable of excellence in many areas of study if you achieve the grades you are capable of.

Options

One or more, depending on pathway, can be selected from:-

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • German
  • Geography
  • Graphics
  • History
  • IT
  • Materials Technology
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Sociology
  • Sports Technology
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Communications Technology

Further information is available in our choices booklet.