GCSE Curriculum for Year 10 and 11
When our students move from Key Stage 3 (ie. years 7, 8 and 9) into Key Stage 4 (ie. years 10 and 11 – the GCSE programme), they will be study a narrower range of subjects. Students are given support and guidance throughout the Pathway process (ie. choice of GCSE subjects) to ensure that the subjects and courses selected suit their ability, ambitions and specific needs.
We have designed our four Pathways to ensure that our students are able to study a range of subjects in which they are interested. We firmly believe that each Pathway leads to success; it’s up to the student herself, with advice and guidance from school, to select which subject grouping she wishes to study further.
All GCSE Curriculum Pathways ensure that our students receive the same number of high quality teaching hours. An overview of the breakdown of subjects and hours taught on each per week is provided in the graphic below.
The Sarah Bonnell Pathways are named after four inspirational women who have excelled in their area of expertise. They had the courage to take risks, challenge gender stereotypes and follow their dreams. These four women represent the high aspirations we have for our students and the strength of character we wish them to demonstrate whilst working to achieve their goals. An easy to read overview of each of the four Pathways is available by clicking on the names below.