Link to OFSTED Report
GCSE Options
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science - which will count as three GCSEs (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) for most girls, two for some (combined Science)
  • P.E. (Non-examination)
  • Religious Studies (Non-examination)

Girls then choose either Geography or History (pupils may take both) and one modern language from French, German and Spanish (they may choose more than one). In addition, they select two further subjects, from Art, Computing, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, Music and Religious Studies, as well as those subjects already mentioned.


HOW DO YOU CHOOSE?
  • Read the following information for each subject
  • Discuss the course requirements with subject teachers and listen to individual advice during the Parents’ Options Evening in January
  • Mrs Vallely and Mrs Elinson, our Careers Advisers, are available for advice in the Careers Office
  • Discuss choices with parents
  • Do not choose a subject simply because a close friend has chosen it
  • Do not choose a subject simply because of your present teacher; it may be a different teacher for the GCSE course
HOW ARE GCSEs ASSESSED?
Most subjects will be assessed solely by examinations following changes introduced from 2016. Controlled Assessments and coursework assignments will remain as part of the formal assessment process in practical subjects, as stated under subject headings.

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT AND COURSEWORK
  • May be done at any stage of the course
  • Will be completed in school under supervision (Controlled Assessment)
  • Can be written, oral or practical work
  • Is assessed by teachers
  • Is moderated by the examination board




Also see related pages: Curriculum and Prospectus