The course booklets found below, aims to give you details of all the subjects which will be available for your son/daughter to study when he/she enters either Year 9 or Year 10. Current Year 8 are the first cohort of students to start their GCSE options in Year 9 but we feel this is a move that will help students not only academically but personally as they develop a wide range of knowledge and skills across the curriculum.
Due to the changing needs of our students, and government directives, we review our curriculum offer yearly so please do not assume that courses and pathways that were available to elder siblings will be the same for our current Year 8 and year 9. All students will study the core subjects and will then take a further three optional subjects. All GCSE subjects will be graded according to the reformed 9-1 grading system with grade 4 equivalent to an old grade C and grade 7 equivalent to old grade A. BTEC and vocational courses are graded using the existing Distinction, Merit, Pass criteria, (with Distinction* for outstanding attainment).
All students will study the following subjects:
|English (2 outcomes)|
|Mathematics (1 outcome with Statistics as an additional outcome for most students)|
|Science (2 outcomes)|
|Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (through PSHCEE days)|
|History or Geography (or both if desired)|