Year 10

Year 10 curriculum

Year 10 is year one of a two year Key Stage 4 where students follow GCSE programmes of study. Please see each subject page for wider information about each area.

The table below shows the lesson allocations each week for years 9, 10 and 11.

Subject Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
English (Language and Literature) 5 (or 7) 5 ( or 7) 5 (or 7)
Mathematics 5 (or 6) 5 (or 6) 5 (or 6)
Physics 3 (or 2) 3 (or 2) 3 (or 2)
Chemistry 3 (or 2) 3 (or 2) 3 (or 2)
Biology 3 (or 2) 3 (or 2) 3 (or 2)
History/Geography 3 3 3
Spanish 3 3 3
R.E. / Philosophy & Ethics 1 1 1
P.E. 3 3 3
PSHCE 1 1 1
Option 1 3 3 3
Option 2 3 3 3
Option 3 3 3 3
39 39 39

Options subjects are likely to include GCSE’s in the following: art, drama, music, languages, history, geography, computer science, food or catering and design & technology or engineering.

Many students will follow the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) curriculum. The EBacc is a suite of subjects which is comprised of:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History or Geography
  • A modern language (Spanish)

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