KS4 – Middle School – Year 9 & 10
When pupils move into year 9 they all follow the same GCSE curriculum and continue taking the normal course-load until around Pesach, at which time, having had sufficient exposure to each of the subjects available, they will choose which courses to continue studying. This allows them the time to not only decide where their interest lie but also lets them make a realistic appraisal of how well they might perform in each subject. There are a handful of one year courses (separate sciences, IFS (finance) and statistics) which are picked up when options are made and pathways determined.
All pupils study the core subjects in mathematics, English language, English literature, combined science and Modern Hebrew. In addition they choose between three and four more subjects from biblical Hebrew, computing, history, geography, IFS finance, separate sciences and statistics bringing the total to between 9 and 10 GCSEs. Pupils are guided to pursue these choices on the basis of their individual needs and abilities and with a view to ensuring they are given the greatest opportunity to achieve at GCSE. The combination of options allow all pupils to be entered for the EBacc.
Modern Hebrew and Biblical Hebrew are sat at the end of year 9, all other GCSEs are sat at the end of year 10.
Full details of subject content and examination boards can be found in our Curriculum maps and GCSE Options booklet below.