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Key Stage 4 Curriculum for Y10 Students 2017/2018

Core Examination Subjects

All students take GCSEs in:

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Studies
  • Science (leading to either 2 or 3 GCSEs)

The Options System

All students have to choose four courses of which at least one must be a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) course and at least one a Humanities course. MGGS students meet the E-Bac standard.

Option Courses Available

  • MFL: French, German and Spanish
  • Humanities: Geography and History
  • Additional Options: Art, Design & Technology (Food Nutrition & Preparation or Product Design or Textiles), Computing, Drama, Music and PE.

GCSE Astronomy

An optional GCSE.

  • Completed in 1 year
  • Lessons take place one day a week after school – 2 hour lessons
  • Student Science attainment marks and attitude to learning used in selection process of those interested.

Non-Examination Subjects

  • PSHE and Citizenship through Focus Days
  • Core Physical Education
  • Work Related Learning
  • Careers Education, Advice, Information and Guidance

For further information please see the KS4 Curriculum Information Booklet 2017-18

Year 11 GCSE Specifications 2017/2018

Subject Exam Board Specification Code Information
Astronomy: 1 Year GCSE (full course) EDEXCEL 2AS01 Year 10 only – Extra-Curricular
Art & Design (Fine Art) AQA 8202
Biology AQA 8461
Chemistry AQA 8462
Combined Science, Trilogy AQA 8464
Computer Science AQA 8520D Python
D&T: Food Preparation & Nutrition AQA 8585
D&T: Product Design AQA 4555
D&T: Textiles Technology AQA 4570
Drama AQA 8261
English Language – New Specification AQA 8700
English Literature – New Specification AQA 8702
French AQA 8658
Geography A AQA 8035
German AQA 8668
History AQA 8145
ICT AQA 4520
Mathematics A EDEXCEL 1MA1
Music EDEXCEL 1MU0
Physical Education AQA 8582
Physics AQA 8463
Religious Studies EDEXCEL 1RB0  ZN = 1C & 2B
Spanish AQA 8698
Thinking and Reasoning Skills – Level 2 Award OCR J930  Year 10 only