When do pupils make their subject choices for GCSE?

Year 9 pupils and their parents are invited to a presentation on GCSE options in February.

At this point the GCSE Course booklet for the following year is published. All pupils take GCSEs in the core subjects of English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Science (either combined science worth 2 GCSEs, or three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Religious Studies.  They can then choose a language from French, Spanish or their native language plus EAL along with up to three option subjects, which include History, Geography, Latin, Music, Drama, Art and Design, Home Economics, Physical Education and Computer Science. Able mathematicians may also take Further Mathematics.

Leweston offers a bespoke approach to GCSE choices with no option blocks. After the February meeting pupils are invited to select the courses that they want to study with the timetable then constructed around them, this usually happens in March. Once the timetable is fixed any late changes may be subject to a narrower choice.

For more information on GCSE choices visit our website