Pupils study fewer subjects in greater depth, in preparation for GCSE examinations, and study beyond. All pupils will study:
For the additional subject choices, we discuss individual curriculum pathways with pupils and their parents at the end of Year 9, as pupils prepare for the transition to Key Stage 4. Each pupil will be interviewed with their parents by a senior member of staff to discuss their option choices. They will have the option to choose two further subjects, including:
In addition to this, some pupils will study Further Maths, if the desire and attainment is there, and some pupils will work towards a heritage (home) language GCSE, supported by our Modern Foreign Languages department.
All of the options subjects offered at Ark Blake Academy will meet the qualification requirements for Best 8 subjects.