Year 10 Curriculum - GCSE Qualifications
At Wye School we firmly believe that it is better to achieve higher grades in fewer qualifications. We want students to achieve the highest grades that they can in the subjects that they take. Towards this aim, we have designed a curriculum that ensures that students are provided with a generous number of guided learning hours for each subject. In addition we have ensured generous staffing for our GCSE curriculum to keep class sizes small and support levels high.
In keeping with current national thinking we value a traditional academic curriculum. We have also ensured that our students only follow courses which are considered to be of high value at a national level. This will enable our students to go on to further and higher education, including to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities, and to gain places on prestigious apprenticeships.
All students within the school are studying:
- Maths GCSE
- English Language GCSE
- English Literature GCSE
- GCSEs in Science.
Students within the top set will go on to take GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics separately. The remainder will take double science at GCSE level.
Students can choose from a wide range of GCSE options. These include:
- Religious Studies
The vast majority of our students select an additional 3 GCSEs from these option choices. We value the principles underpinning the Ebacc and with this in mind we expect the vast majority of students to study a humanity (geography or history) and learn a modern foreign language.
We recognise the need to tailor the timetable to meet the needs of all of our students. For some individuals we provide a more personalised offer which could include enhanced core provision or wider curriculum opportunities both within and outside of the school.