Key Stage 4

Upper secondary school:

There are a wide variety of EBacc subjects to choose from for GCSE and iGCSE courses, where students can choose between double and triple-award sciences, history and geography, and a modern foreign language such as German, French or Mandarin.

  • 1. The Core Subjects

Students select up to a maximum of 9 Core iGCSE subjects as part of our upper secondary package, where students can choose between double and triple-award sciences, history and geography, as well as a modern foreign language such as French and Spanish.

  • 2. Core Science Option

One science subject can be selected as part of the core package to study, but students can choose different science subjects.

  • 3. Core Language Option

Students can also select one language to study as part of the core package. If a student feels that a language is not for them, they can always skip this step.

  • 4. Additional Subjects

Key Stage 4 students can also take additional GCSE/iGCSE subjects and the core subjects.

  • 5. Assured Subjects

Alongside GCSE/iGCSE subjects, KS4 students can also take additional Assured Subjects. Bear in mind that assured courses are not necessarily full GCSE qualifications, whereby they would not count as GCSE equivalents on a college or university application. However, they may prove to be of value for a student preparing a portfolio for art or photography, where they may have a keen interest in a subject that will be useful for any potential studies in the future.

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