In order to meet the needs, interests and aspirations of individual students in Years 10 and 11, the core of compulsory courses is reduced; choice and diversity are expanded. All students continue to study English, maths, science, PE and PSHE. In addition there is a choice of GCSEs in over twenty subjects and a range of vocational and applied options such as BTEC.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Details of the curriculum currently being studied by students in the Upper School are available as follows:
Key Stage 4 Curriculum - Guided Choices for 2020-22
Details of the Key Stage 4 curriculum for 2020-22 are outlined to parents of Year 9 students at the Guided Choices evening in January. The Upper School Curriculum Guide 2020-22 is available to download below. These Guided Choices will be available to students starting Year 10 in September 2020.
|Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide 2020-22|
|Guided Choices presentation given to parents in January 2020|
|Guided Choices form|
Coursework and Controlled Assessment
Coursework can form a large part of the assessment for GCSE. Understanding what help you are allowed to provide can be problematic. The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) have published some guidelines that help parents to understand the rules for the completion of coursework, and other exam-related topics. Click here to visit the 'Examinations' page for more information.