GCSE Options Overview
In year 9 your son or daughter will be able to choose some of the subjects they will follow in KS4. The choices that your son / daughter make will be vital if they are to achieve success at the end of Year 11 and beyond. Our options booklet sets out to help them make that important decision.
Your son / daughter will be embarking on linear courses in GCSEs. They will be examined at the end of the two-year course. They will receive a numerical grade. 9 – 1. 9 is equivalent to beyond an A*. Grade 5 is the new ‘pass mark’.
It is a very exciting time at Bramhall High School as we have again reviewed our curriculum provision for ages 11 – 16. We have placed the student at the centre of the curriculum and tailored our provision to suit their needs. We have addressed the national changes. This year your son / daughter will have access to greater choice particularly in the range of vocational courses.
The Curriculum at Bramhall High School
There will be a Core Curriculum that all students will follow:
Beliefs and Values
Your son / daughter will then add in FOUR Option Subjects to this core curriculum.
It is our school’s aim to secure the very best grades for our students. We believe that education is about lifelong learning. With this in mind, on each of the subject descriptions we have included information about the next level of qualification it can lead to and future career possibilities.
Our Curriculum offer has the broad base required by students from which to continue into education Post 16, further, higher or vocational education. All students must achieve a ‘Basket of 8 qualifications that matches the ‘Attainment 8’. Students are set based on ability linked to prior attainment. The curriculum that we have put in place is to support progress and is based on the Attainment 8, which will support progression Post 16 and beyond.