GCSE

In the Remove (Year 10) and the Hundred (Year 11) pupils study a core of compulsory subjects to (I)GCSE: English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Religious Studies.  They must then pick at least four subject options. In the Remove, they also continue to study IT and PE as a matter of course (and as distinct from the academic subject options of Computer Science and Physical Education).

Subject Options

In addition to the core, pupils make a choice from a wide range of options: Art, Design Technology, Drama, French, German, Geography, History, Italian, Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Music, Physical Education, Russian and Spanish.

Pupils are required to choose four subject options of which one must be a modern foreign language.  Pupils may also study up to two additional subjects, choosing from Astronomy, Computer Science and Greek.

Length of Courses

(I)GCSE courses are generally run for two years and pupils take their exams at the end of the Hundred year. In the Hundred, pupils no longer take Physical Education or IT.

Subject

Periods per fortnight

REMOVE

HUNDRED

English

5

7

Mathematics 

6

7

Biology

4

4

Chemistry

4

4

Physics

4

4

Religious Studies 

4

4

Information Technology 

1

0

Physical Education

2

0

Option 1

5

5

Option 2 

5

5

Option 3

5

5

Option 4 

5

5

Total

50

50