GCSE Specialisms Information

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 students to choose the subjects that will allow them to access the ‘English Baccalaureate’ (EBacc). We call this the Green pathway. 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.

For some students, this may not be the best route, and these students may opt to follow the Blue pathway. Students on the Blue pathway should opt for at least one subject out of History, Geography, Computer Science, or Spanish. They can do more than one if they choose to.

We also offer a Purple pathway for a small number of our students with SEN for whom some of the subjects that we offer would not be appropriate.

Please see the attachments below for information on each individual subject, and for our presentation to parents and Options Guide.