• English Language and English Literature (8 lessons per fortnight)
    • Mathematics (8 lessons per fortnight)
    • Science** (12 lessons per fortnight)
    • Physical Education (3 lessons per fortnight)
    • PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic Education) (1 lesson per fortnight)
    • 3 Optional Subjects—one from each option block (5 lessons per fortnight)

**Dual certification – 2 GCSEs or Triple certification – 3 GCSEs (based on ability)

Pathway Curriculum

EBacc Pathway – If a student has been on either the Excelling or Mastery Plus Pathway at KS3 (or if they achieved above a 4b in English and Maths at KS2) we strongly advise them to take the English Baccalaureate. This means that they need to opt for both a Modern Foreign Language and either Geography or History.

Progress 8 Pathway – If a student was on the Securing or Mastery Pathways at KS3 (below 4b in English and Maths at KS2), they must select at least one stared subject from any of the option blocks. They can also opt to take the English Baccalaureate explained above.

Personalised Curriculum – If a student can read, write and speak a different modern foreign language with fluency e.g. Welsh or Greek, we may also be able to support them in achieving a GCSE in this subject which would count towards the EBacc.

Block A Block B Block C
GCSE Geography* GCSE Geography* GCSE French*
GCSE Business Studies GCSE History* GCSE German*
BTEC Sport GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE Religious Studies
GCSE Drama GCSE Music GCSE Art
Vocational Award – Engineering

GCSE Options Booklet 2021-23
GCSE Options Booklet 2022-24

Options Form 2021-23
Options Form 2022-24