Year 7, 8 & 9 provides the basis for progress to Year 10 & 11, where students choose to follow a smaller number of subjects at GCSE level. These are two-year courses leading to external accreditation. The choice is guided to ensure that students have a broad, balanced base from which to progress to AS, A2 and BTEC levels.
Compulsory subjects include English, Mathematics, Science, Welsh, Physical Education, Religious Education, PHSE and Skills Challenge Certificate. These are supplemented by three other subjects of the pupils’ choice made up of traditional GCSEs and vocational BTECs. Setting by ability will take place in all the Core subjects.
Below are course overview documents for the subjects learners will be studying across the two years. These contain information about the different units as well as independent learning suggestions and an indication of key exam and non-examined assessment dates.