The below list of courses are available to students at Key Stage 4 (including GCSEs).



Exam Board
Art and Design (Art, Craft & Design) GCSE AQA
Biology GCSE AQA
Business Studies GCSE Pearson Edexcel
Chemistry GCSE AQA
Combined Science - Trilogy (Double Award) GCSE AQA
Computer Science GCSE Pearson Edexcel
Creative Digital Media Production BTEC Technical Award Pearson Edexcel
Design and Technology GCSE AQA
Engineering BTEC Technical Award Pearson Edexcel
English Language GCSE Eduqas WJEC
English Literature GCSE Eduqas WJEC
Food, Nutrition and Preparation GCSE AQA
Geography GCSE AQA
History GCSE Pearson Edexcel
Mathematics GCSE Pearson Edexcel
Music GCSE Pearson Edexcel
Physical Education GCSE AQA
Physics GCSE AQA
Religious Studies GCSE AQA
Sport Studies Cambridge National Level 1 / 2 OCR

Core Subject Information

In Years 9, 10 and 11, all students will study a compulsory core of subjects made up of:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Combined Science or Single Sciences)
  • Core Physical Education (non examination)
  • PSHCE (LIFE) / Religious Studies (non examination)




Your options preference form indicates whether you should study Single Sciences or Combined Science GCSE. You are strongly advised to take the recommended course in order to secure best progression – this will affect how many other option choices you have.
If you follow the Single Sciences recommendation: You will study a further 3 subjects
If you follow the Combined Science recommendation:

You will study a further 4 subjects.

One of these subjects must be either Computing, French, Geography, German or History.


PSHCE (LIFE)/ Religious Studies (non examination)

During the Life lessons, students will receive important careers education, information, advice and guidance so that they have high aspirations and clear progression routes after Year 11. 
The course will also study a range of personal, social, health and care issues such as relationships, respect, tolerance and global issues including religion.


Core Physical Education (non examination)

You will be able to choose to take PE GCSE or Sport Studies as one of your options. However, whether you choose it as an option or not, you will have one lesson of practical Physical Education each week.


Option Preferences

To ensure you study a broad curriculum, you cannot choose:
Performing Arts BTEC Technical Award AND Drama GCSE
Sport Studies Cambridge National Level 1 / 2 AND PE GCSE


Important Information

It is extremely unlikely, but still possible, that the subjects offered may be subject to review should there be any changes in Examination Board specifications or staffing. Parents, carers and students will be informed if any changes need to be made.
Students, parents and carers should understand, that subjects chosen will be studied until the end of Year 11.  There is no facility to change or drop a subject.