Modern Foreign Languages: French
Modern Foreign Languages: German
French is among the most widely-spoken modern languages in the world, with over 120 million speakers worldwide. The literature, art and cinema of France are among the richest and most influential in the world. Proficiency in French remains a highly sought-after skill among UK employers, particularly in the post-Brexit environment.
Modern Foreign Languages: Spanish
German has the largest number of native speakers in the European Union and is among the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world. Germany is a world leader in engineering, with German being the second most commonly used scientific language in the world. Proficiency in German remains a highly sought-after skill among UK employers particularly in the post-Brexit environment.
Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world and the most studied foreign language in the English university system. Spanish culture is always exciting, from classic literary masterpieces to the great painters of the Golden Age.
Studying Classical Civilisation will develop your skills of analysis, evaluation and interpretation, communication and debate. More importantly, you will undoubtedly be intrigued and find a passion for learning about these ancient societies.
If you enjoy Latin and are interested in languages or maybe have a scientific mind and an eye for logic, you should consider taking GCSE Classical Greek. It is a challenging academic subject which you will start from scratch and reach GCSE standard within the two year course
Design Technology – Product Design
Computer Science is an intellectually challenging yet very practical and rewarding science subject. The course reflects this with its bias towards practical investigations and creating programming solutions to real world problems.
Design Technology is a unique subject, encompassing and crossing over into many other subject areas. DT and STEM go hand in hand, but there are many other subjects embedded: Geography, Engineering, History, IT, Maths, Physics, Computer Science, Biology, Architecture, Graphic Design and Chemistry.
GCSE Drama is for students who enjoy both the practical and creative aspects of Drama and want to gain further knowledge of the theatre while working as a team, while continually gaining confidence in their ability as performers.
Art is a successful, popular and exciting GCSE subject. This is a subject area which is suitable for anyone who is enthusiastic and interested in the visual world. Art Education develops your whole personality, encouraging you to think in a variety of expressive and creative ways.
Geography is all about real places. If you enjoy travel and getting outdoors, learning about different parts of the world and how they differ to the UK, and discovering cultural differences and how these affect decisions around the world, then you will find plenty of interest in the new Geography syllabus.
GCSE History involves learning about the fascinating people, social changes and political developments which made the Twentieth Century such a remarkable era. It requires deep knowledge and understanding, constructive critical thought and the willingness to debate.
Latin gives you the opportunity to study the language and literature of ancient Rome, helping you to develop analytical skills and intellectual flexibility which will be useful in a wide range of jobs or in further study.
Music GCSE gives you a deeper appreciation of the music you hear and play and helps you understand how different styles of music are constructed and developed. It leads to greater confidence and better communication skills.
Philosophy and Religion
The GCSE Physical Education course will appeal to you if you:
- have a keen interest in sport and recreation and look forward to your PE lessons
- take part in sport outside of class time
- want to follow a course that develops knowledge and understanding through practical involvement
- want to learn more about the benefits of sports and exercise
- want to improve your own practical performance
- are considering a sports-related career or an A Level course in Physical Education.
Philosophy and Religion is about responses to existential questions: What is a person? What happens when I die? Why is there evil in the world? How do I know what is right or wrong? World Religions are belief systems that respond to these questions.
Immerse yourself in a world of design and creativity. You will develop, in a structured format, your practical and analytical skills using a range of different styles and techniques.