- AGES 14-16 -
- 2 YEARS -
- 7 SUBJECTS -
GCSEs (General certificate of secondary education) are an integral part of the traditional British curriculum. It is typically a two year course for students between the ages of age 14-16 and forms the fundamental knowledge required to progress to A Levels.
Students on the two year GCSE programme (Year 10 – 11) study a total of seven subjects, two of which are compulsory and five of which can be chosen. English and Maths are compulsory; and five further subjects are chosen from ICT (Computing), Economics, Geography, Media Studies, Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Physics and Spanish. All subjects are studied for 4 periods (50 mins each) per week, with the exception of English, which is 10 periods per week.
All lessons are taught by subject specialists, and each student has a tutor with whom they register daily and discuss academic and social matters with each week.