The majority of our courses are GCSEs, but we offer some non GCSE vocational courses in collaboration with Brooklands College. These are listed at the bottom of this page.
Year 10 & 11 Course Information for current Year 9 Students
Information for our current Year 9 students was presented at the information event held at the school on 29th February. The information booklet, choices form and vocational course interest form were distributed at that meeting. Information packs containing these documents are being sent home by surface mail to any parent/carers who were unable to attend the event.
You can download the information booklet, the presentation from the information event and blank choices and vocational interest forms below.
GCSE Grade System Changes
GCSE Grades are changing from letters (A*- G) to numbers (9-1). These changes start with GCSEs awarded in the summer of 2017 for English and Mathematics, with almost all other subjects changing the following year (Summer 2018).
For further information and to see the Ofqual conversion chart and our notes below.
Subject Content: GCSE Examination Courses (Years 10 and 11)
The chart below lists each subject studied at GCSE together with the relevant exam board.
Due to changes in specifications you must select the correct Board and Specification for your year group. This table will be updated annually to reflect further changes which are being made to GCSE courses over the next two years.
Click on the exam board to access their website, where past papers and support material can be found.
Click on the Specification Code to view the specification (or syllabus) to find the course content in detail.
|Year 10||Year 11|
|Subject||Exam Board||Specification Code||Exam Board||Specification Code|
|English||Not Applicable||Not Applicable||OCR||J350|
|Science: Core||N/A ||N/A||AQA||4405|
|Science: Additional||N/A ||N/A||AQA||4408|
|Science: Biology||AQA ||4861||AQA||4401|
|Science: Chemistry||AQA ||8462||AQA||4402|
|Science: Physics||AQA ||8463||AQA||4403|
|Information Technology||N/A ||N/A||Edexcel||2IT01|
|Computer Science||AQA ||8520||AQA||4512|
|DT: Food Technology||AQA ||4545||AQA||4545|
|DT: Resistant Materials||AQA ||4560||AQA||4560|
|DT: Graphics||Edexcel ||2GR01||Edexcel||2GR01 |
|DT: Textiles||AQA ||4570||AQA||4570|
|DT: Electronics||Edexcel ||2EP01||Edexcel||2EP01|
|Business Studies||Edexcel ||2BS01||Edexcel||2BS01|
|Leisure and Tourism||Edexcel ||2LT01||Edexcel||2LT01|
|Physical Education||Edexcel ||1PE0||Edexcel||2PE01|
|Religious Studies||Edexcel ||1RAO||Edexcel||2RS01|
Non GCSE Courses
In years 10 and 11 students can opt to study a vocational course one day per week at Brooklands College. The courses on offer vary from year to year. Currently the following courses are available:
|Subject||Exam Board||Specification Code|
|BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Engineering||Edexcel||600/4788/4|
|Hair and Beauty Studies||City and Guilds||600/6479/1|
|BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Childcare||Edexcel||600/6814/0|
|BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Construction|
and the Built Environment
|Citizenship and Public Services||Edexcel||2CS01|
Specifications for these courses can be downloaded below:
Distribution of Lessons
Details on the distributions of lessons across a typical week (from Year 7 to Year 11) can be found below.
Further information can be found in the documents below.
To see our latest examination results, please click here