Key Stage 4 Curriculum for Y10 Students 2019/2020

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-Bacc 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, PE and Dance.

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 curriculum information booklets for KS4 and independent learning timetables:

Year 11 GCSE Specifications 2019/2020

Subject Exam Board Specification Code Information
Astronomy: 1 Year GCSE (full course) Pearson 1AS01 Year 10 only – Extra-Curricular
Art, Craft & Design AQA 8201
Biology AQA 8461
Chemistry AQA 8462
Combined Science, Trilogy AQA 8464
Computer Science AQA 8520D Python
Food Preparation & Nutrition AQA 8585
Design & Technology Pearson IDT0 1F
Art & Design – Textile Design Pearson 1TE0
Drama AQA 8261
English Language AQA 8700
English Literature AQA 8702
French AQA 8658
Geography AQA 8035
German AQA 8668
History AQA 8145 KG
Mathematics A EDEXCEL 1MA1
Music EDEXCEL 1MU0
Physical Education AQA 8582
Physics AQA 8463
Religious Studies EDEXCEL 1RB0  ZN = 1B & 2C
Spanish AQA 8698