Years 10-11

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 Currently being Studied

Details of the curriculum currently being studied by students in the Upper School are available below:

Year 10 Curriculum (currently being studied)

Year 11 Curriculum (currently being studied)

Year 9 Options for Year 10 Study from September 2021

Details of the Key Stage 4 curriculum for students joining Year 10 in September 2021 are outlined during the Year 9 options process in January. The Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide September 2021 is available to download below. These options will be available to students starting Year 10 in September 2021.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Guide – September 2021

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.