YEAR 10-11 // AGE 14–16

Our Year 10 and 11 students follow a two-year programme leading to GCSE/IGCSE. It is also possible for some students who are able to cope well with the demands of the course to study GCSE/IGCSE in one year.

The curriculum consists of compulsory and optional subjects. Students can choose up to ten subjects. GCSE courses are examined through a mixture of written papers, coursework assignments and, where appropriate, practical assessments. GCSEs are graded on a scale from A* (highest mark) to G (lowest mark) plus an ungraded U. Grades A*, A, B and C are considered to be acceptable pass grades for university entrance. We offer a number of IGCSE courses, which are the international version of the GCSE as set by Edexcel and Cambridge. Coursework is always optional in IGCSE courses.

Optional Subjects

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Art
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Physical Education

Compulsory Subjects

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics


  • Modern/Native Languages
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Note: Availability of subjects above and additional subjects is based on student demand.

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