GCSE Options  2023

English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) is a combination of subjects the Government believes provides a broad and balanced curriculum.   To achieve the Ebacc pupils must attain at least grade 5 in the following subjects:

The Ebacc subjects

  • English language and English literature
  • mathematics
  • the sciences
  • geography or history
  • a language

Pupils at Holy Cross will all take GCSE English language, English literature, mathematics, the sciences, whether separate sciences or combined.  During Year 9 pupils will make informed choices as to which other subjects they wish to continue studying at KS4.

KS4 Only Curriculum Structure

Below is an introduction from Mr Morris on the options process along with some guidance to help select the courses that are right for each pupil.

Introduction – Mr Morris

Art and Design – Mrs Whittle

Computer Science and Creative iMedia – Mr Washington

Food Technology – Mr Callander

Geography – Miss McFarland

History – Mr Murray

Modern Languages – Mrs Gaughan

PE – Miss Dent

Performing Arts (Music and / or Drama) – Mrs Harrison and Mrs Chapman-Dean

Product Design – Miss Moore

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