During Year 9, students will be asked to choose the subjects they wish to study for their GCSEs (normally nine); the examinations for these will be taken in Year 11.
The compulsory subjects are:
Further Mathematics is also available as an additional GCSE for the top set students who are able to study for this additional qualification within their Mathematics lessons.
Additionally, students take at least one modern foreign language:
and one humanity:
Further option choices are made from the following selection:
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Students who are bi/trilingual will also often take an additional GCSE in their home/second language by studying it outside of school but taking the examinations in school in any year that is appropriate in relation to their attainment and progress.
A great deal of help is given to students in choosing their options and particular emphasis is put on this during the Year 9 information and parents’/carers’ evenings.