Year 10 and 11

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In Year 10 and 11 students work towards IGCSEs. Each department chooses the best course in their subject: IGCSE in Maths, Science, English and English Literature, Geography, History and GCSE in all others. IGCSEs are examined through a mixture of written exams and (in a small number of subjects) coursework. All exams are taken at the end of Year 11 except Maths for Set 1, and a small number of language GCSEs for native speakers.

Most pupils take nine or ten GCSEs:

  • English (IGCSE in English Language and IGCSE in English Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences (all pupils study Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with the subjects taught and examined separately. The final result is presented as two IGCSE grades known as Double Award Science). A triple Award could also be achieved.
  • A modern foreign language or English as an Additional Language.
  • History
  • Geography
  • One of the following two: Art and Compter Science

The following modern languages are also available: Mandarin, German, Spanish and Italian. Other foreign language such as Russian and Japanese are also offered.  All of these languages will only be taught as a timetabled class with a minimum of four students. Otherwise, the courses will have to be charged separately.