GCSE Options

A guide for Year 9 making their choices for Key Stage 4

At Bramcote College, we provide a curriculum that is relevant, inspiring and challenging. Our objective is to foster a love of education, a commitment to lifelong learning and thorough preparation for external exams. Through our KS4 curriculum we develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them for their lives beyond school.

As part of our commitment to this, we encourage all students to choose the subjects that will allow them to access the ‘English Baccalaureate’ (EBacc). Students who gain a Grade 5 in English, Mathematics, at least 2 Sciences, History or Geography, and a Modern Foreign Language would be awarded the EBacc. Students on Green pathway will need to opt for Spanish, and History or Geography, and 1 other subject.

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We recognise that not all young people are suited to a full curriculum of academic subjects and have tailored our offer accordingly. We offer a Purple pathway for a small number of our students with special education needs for whom some of the subjects that we offer would not be appropriate.

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Key Dates

Key Stage 4 Options presentation for Year 9 Students.
Wednesday 10th January 2024
GCSE Options Information Evening – held in the school hall - for students and parents
Thursday 25th January 2024
Year 9 Careers morning – “Meet the Professionals"
Tuesday 30th January 2024
GCSE Options Taster morning – “Meet the Teachers
Wednesday 7th February 2024
Deadline for options choices – students to complete the online form sent to them via email.
Monday 19th February 2024
Confirmation of subject choices sent to students and parents. 
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Subject Information

Please use the links below to download information on each subject on offer: