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GCSE Options

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The Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Curriculum (Revised January 2015)

The curriculum for the 14-16 year olds is organised to meet the needs of students according to their age and abilities.

Students must follow a GCSE Course in:

Students must also follow a non-examination course in:

  • Careers, Enterprise and Work Related Curriculum

  • Health and Sex Education

  • Physical Education

  • Religious Education


At Key Stage 4, as well as studying the compulsory subjected listed above, students choose from a variety of options. We operate an options system which aims to give students as much freedom to choose as possible. Students can choose an applied course or choose 4 optional GCSE’s.

GCSE Courses:

Art & Design (GCSE)

AQA GCSE Art & Design (8201)

Drama (GCSE)

AQA GCSE Drama (8261)

Design and Technology (GCSE)


D & T

AQA GCSE Design and Technology (8552)

Food Preparation & Nutrition

GCSE (9-1) Food Preparation and Nutrition (3560)

Year 11

Pearson Level 1/2 BTEC Award in Hospitality

Music (GCSE)

OCR Music (9-1) (J536)

Physical Education


Year 10 & Year 11

Cambridge National Cert (J813)


AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)

Geography (GCSE)

OCR GCSE (9-1) Geography (J383)

History (GCSE)

OCR GCSE (9-1) History (J410)

Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)

Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies B (1RB0)

French (GCSE)

AQA GCSE French (8658)

Spanish (GCSE)

AQA GCSE Spanish (8698)

German (GCSE)

AQA GCSE German (8668)

Child Development

Cambridge National

Year 10 & Year 11

OCR Child Development Level 1/2 Certificate (J818)

Business Studies (GCSE)

OCR Business (9-1) (J204)

Computer Science (GCSE)

OCR GCSE - Computer Science (9-1) (J276)

Statistics (GCSE)

AQA GCSE Statistics (8382)

Further Maths (GCSE)

AQA Cert in Further Maths (8360)


At 16 students have a choice of going to Further Education colleges and 6th Form colleges in Oakham, Stamford, Corby, Leicester or Melton Mowbray. Almost 90% of students go on to Further Education and the remaining 10% go into training schemes, apprenticeships or employment.

updated 12.02.2019