Senior Curriculum & GCSE Options

St Clare’s follow the English curriculum for GCSE examinations.  Although University might seem a long way off when deciding on GCSEs, choices at this stage can directly impact on options when it comes to A-levels and, in turn when applying to University.

Choosing which GCSE subjects to take will shape what happens when you leave full-time education. Getting the right mix of skills and qualifications to prepare you for your future isn’t easy. How do you know you are making the right subject choices, especially if you don’t know what career you would like to follow?

At St Clare’s, all pupils must study English (language and literature), Mathematics and at least one science. In addition, a humanities subject and a modern language are strongly recommended to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

Option Choices

  • A Science subject (Biology, Chemistry or Physics)

Pupils have 6 further subject choices from the following:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • A second/third science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Education
  • Drama
  • Graphic Communication

Additionally, study support skills are available to those who might benefit.

There is also a compulsory non-examined course in PE/Games and a lesson of PSE or Careers each week.

If you have any questions, it is important to ask. For any enquiries about late admission for Year 10 in Autumn 2018, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Holly Fowlkes, as soon as possible on 01656 789966.

GCSE Option Boxes September 2018/2019

Choose from the following

Option 1Option 2Option 3Option 4Option 5Option 6Option 7
BiologyChemistryPhysicsGeographySpanishDramaHistory
Study SupportPEHistoryChemistryBiologyFrenchArt
Study SupportGraphicsComputer ScienceGraphicsStudy Support
Study SupportPathway Science