GCSE’s at Boundary Oak School

GCSE option choices are made in Y9 in blocks to ensure pupils select a broad and balanced mix of subjects. The blocks are designed to both meet as many pupil preferences as possible, as well as ensuring that they are well prepared for the next stage of their academic journey, with as many opportunities and career paths open to them as possible.The curriculum will naturally be supplemented by an array of co-curricular activities, clubs, sports and trips.

In line with the top independent schools most of our GCSEs will be iGCSEs. These are recognised worldwide, by universities and employers, rather than just within the UK. They have a 25 year history of a consistent, rigorous curriculum without the whimsical political changes, grade inflation and marking irregularities that have been recently associated with GCSEs.

In Years 10 and 11 all students study the core subjects: Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and double or triple Science. Curriculum breadth is provided through the choice of a wide range of GCSE options which may include:

  • Art & Design
  • Astronomy
  • Business Studies
  • Citizenship
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • DT Electronics
  • DT Food Tech
  • DT graphics
  • DT Resistant Materials
  • DT Textiles
  • Economics
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mandarin
  • Music
  • PE
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Sport Science

In addition to their GCSEs pupils will study a range of non-examined subjects such Personal and Social Development, personal finance and receive comprehensive career and college guidance.

Boundary Oak School GCSE Options Book


Pupils and parents need to be aware that once they have embarked on a GCSE subject in Year 10 they will be expected to complete it. It is therefore very important that they chose a course and subject which is within their capabilities. Our experienced staff will provide advice and guidance when pupils need to make these decisions.

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