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Curriculum - Years 10 and 11

Years 10 and 11 are the fourth and fifth years at secondary school, when students study and take their GCSEs and equivalent courses.

All students follow the core curriculum; other subjects are available as options. Option subjects are taught in mixed ability classes while core subjects are ‘set’ in ability groups to target help to students at different stages.

What subjects does my child study?

All students follow a core curriculum and study GCSEs in these subjects:

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Science (separate GCSEs in Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Award combined science)
  • Maths
  • Philosophy, Religion & Ethics

Students can also study three of the following options:

  • Art
  • Catering
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Product Design

Many students gain the English Baccalaureate and follow GCSEs in Geography and/or History and French as option subjects.

All students also have classes in:

  • PE
  • Careers
  • Work-related Learning
  • Personal, Social & Health Education

Our more able and willing students also take Further Maths GCSE which bridges the gap nicely between GCSE and A level.

Vocational Subjects

Some students prefer to follow a more work-related programme.

Instead of taking options, a range of vocational courses can be made available. Vocational courses are highly personalised and set up on an individual basis.

If this is something your child might be interested in, please speak to the Headteacher.

Subject Presentations

Take a look at our subject presentation videos if you would like a little more information about a subject or see our curriculum pages.