GCSE Programmes

We offer 2 options for our students, this enables both day and international students to access the GCSE course


2 Year course
The two year GCSE programme begins in Form 4 (year 10), and is made up of 5 core subjects that everyone must take and a further 3 subjects in which they wish to specialise.

All pupils on the 2 year GCSE programme must take 5 core subjects –

• English Language
• English Literature
• Mathematics
• Science (combined, double-award)

All pupils must select 3 other options from the following….

• French
• Spanish
• Mandarin
• Graphics
• Art
• Drama
• Music
• Geography
• History
• Physical Education
• Business Studies
• Triple Science
• Media Studies

Pupils who need extra English support will have English lessons instead of a language option. Non-native speakers are taught English Language separately from native speakers.

1 Year course

We offer a combination of compulsory subjects so that students sit a minimum of 5 GCSE level examinations, and offer full academic support in acknowledgement of the challenges involved in completing full courses in a condensed period of time.

Subjects offered are as follows:

• English (First or Second Language as appropriate)
• Mathematics
• Combined Science
• Business Studies and/or Geography
• Own Language
• ICT (The European Computer Driving Licence)

Options Booklet