2017-2019 GCSE Options Booklet 4 Option Pathway

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Rickmansworth School

Section One

Key Stage 4 Curriculum – Pathway 4 Options

In Years 10 and 11 students have a large element of choice which allows them to personalise their Key Stage 4 curriculum. There are, however, a number of subjects which are compulsory for every student – these are the core subjects and they make up approximately 50% of the timetable for each student. For students following Pathway 4, the remainder of each student’s timetable is composed of the four option subjects that they will choose to study.

The Year 10 and 11 curriculum is outlined below. The School follows a two week timetable cycle of 50 one hour lessons.

Curriculum Time

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

English Maths Science eBacc Core PE / Dance

OptionA OptionB OptionC L3

Students will study courses that will lead to GCSEs in:

English Language English Literature Mathematics Combined Science And four other GCSEs

*Please note that some students will be guided towards Triple Science. This will replace Combined Science and one Option.

Most students should therefore end up with nine GCSEs, however alternative provision may be provided for specific students.

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