Most students at St Bede’s study nine subjects for GCSE.
The following six subjects comprise the core: English Language, English Literature, Religion, Mathematics, Combined Science (Trilogy – worth two GCSEs). If you are in the top Mathematics set you will also take GCSE Statistics in the same time allocated to your Mathematics lessons.
Three subjects, selected from the following options list, are then added to the core subjects: Art, Business, Classical Civilisation, Computing, Design Technology, Drama, Economics, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Latin, Music, Physical Education, Photography, Separate Sciences and Spanish. The Separate Sciences option provides extra Science lessons which will allow a student to complete the three Separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics – three GCSEs) instead of the Trilogy award (two GCSEs)
All students also have Physical Education lessons and PSME lessons with a full programme of moral and spiritual education, assistance with revision techniques and careers advice.