A time to focus and work towards key examinations
GCSE stands for General Certificate of Secondary Education. It is a two year programme and students in the UK start GCSEs at age 14. GCSE exams are the compulsory school leavers’ examinations in the UK.
Education to GCSE level is required for students who want to study the IB Diploma or A Levels.
If you are aged 14 you will join Year 10 and you will study up to eleven subjects at GCSE level.
GCSE subjects for Year 10 & 11
The following subjects are available at Sidcot for the two year GCSE programme:
Core subjectsEnglish Language
Design Technology: Product Design
Design Technology: Textiles
Design Technology: Food Preparation and Nutrition
Drama and Theatre Studies
Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish)
Religious Studies: Philosophy & Applied Ethics
English (as a second language)