You'll already be used to learning science lower down the school, and they are primarily taught via lessons and practicals.
English Language lessons involve reading a wide range of texts and from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism. You’ll be looking at and listening to examples of language use, identifying aspects of language and learning the technical terms to describe them, discussing and writing about issues to do with language.
English literature is the study of prose, poetry and plays written in the English language. You'll gain opportunities to read widely for pleasure and develop an understanding of how literature is both rich and influential.
Geography is the study of Earth's landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live. Geography is unique in bridging the social sciences (human geography) with the natural sciences (physical geography).
Maths is a compulsory GCSE for all students - if you do not achieve at least a grade 4 at GCSE you’ll have to continue with it as part of your study programme on finishing school, either in college or during an apprenticeship.