Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11

“A tremendously strong ethos, which combines high expectations with high levels of support, means that progress towards impressive levels of attainment in GCSE examinations is very strong in all year groups.” 

At Key Stage 4 we build on the work begun in Key Stage 3 by aiming to provide a balanced curriculum. Pupils study 9 or 10 GCSEs.

The core subjects of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and one foreign language (Spanish, French or German) are studied; in addition, pupils are required to select either Geography or History. Most pupils sit three separate GCSE Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), whilst a small number (approximately 20 annually) sit Double Award Combined Science. Options provide opportunity to choose additional subjects of particular interest, including Art, Computing, Drama, Design Technology, Economics, Music and PE. Pupils can opt to take both Geography and History and can study more than one language. Provision is made for gifted and talented maths pupils in set A1, who follow the AQA Further Maths Level 2 programme in conjunction with their GCSE Mathematics.

Pupils also take core PE lessons once a week and have one period a fortnight for PSHE and core RS. These are non-examined aspects of the curriculum.

GCSE Options Booklet

During the Spring term of Year 9, pupils choose which subjects they would like to study in addition to the core subjects at GCSE. The GCSE Options Booklet provides pupils and parents with information to help them make their choices. In order to help pupils decide whether they would like to study Economics GCSE, Ms Reynolds, Curriculum Leader for Economics, has prepared an information video, introducing them to a subject that they have not previously studied. Similarly, as PE is a new GCSE subject at TWGGS, Curriculum Leader Mrs Haskett gives more information about studying PE at GCSE in her video below.

GCSE Options Booklet 2021-2023





Homework and Study Guides for Years 10 and 11

Year 10 Homework Timetable 2020-2021

Year 11 Homework Timetable 2020-21GCSE Recommended Study Guides 2020-2021

Click here for GCSE dates and deadlines 2020-21

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