GCSE Pathway

At GCSE, pupils will be expected to study a core curriculum of Religious Studies, English Language and Literature, and Mathematics, alongside at least one language, one science and four other subjects. The latter may include History, Geography, Physical Education, Computing, Art & Design, Music or Drama.

While the majority of pupils will therefore take up to 10 GCSE subjects, pupils who are less academic might take fewer options and have curriculum support lessons as appropriate, and some will concentrate on one, rather than both English GCSEs. 

GCSE options

Pupils have plenty of opportunity for consultation about GCSE options. Tutors play a significant role as well as individual subject teachers and Heads of Department.

The Careers Department can also provide advice and assistance regarding the GCSEs that need to be taken in order to pursue certain careers. For example, a pupil considering medicine as a career should take Chemistry through to A Level, plus at least one other subject from Biology/Physics/Maths.

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Results in GCSE examinations have been above the national average for maintained schools and results in International GCSE examinations are higher than worldwide norms.

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For more information or questions about our GCSEs at Stonyhurst, please contact our Admissions team.

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You can also speak to relevant members of staff at an Open Event or through arranging a private visit.

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