GCSE English and Maths courses last three years and students are entered for examinations in these subjects at the end of Year 11. Science is offered at Core, Additional and Further Additional level and students taking Further Additional Science are also able to take an A-level bridging course in Year 11 as part of their science lessons.
It is very important that students make the most of their PSHCE lessons to ensure that they understand the options process and are fully informed of what the GCSE, BTEC, Enrichment and bridging courses entail.
We want to make sure that all students have a positive learning experience and we believe that our curriculum will motivate and engage students, challenging them to achieve to the very best of their ability. Being able to take up to four qualifications in Year 9 and Year 10 allows students choice and flexibility in deciding on the most appropriate time for them to take particular courses. This also allows for Year 11 students to focus on English, Maths and Science in Year 11 as some of their examinations will have been completed before then.
Year 9-10 options booklet 2019-2020