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Key Stage 4 Options - Year 10 & 11

Pupils at Chulmleigh College will study a broad range of qualifications in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11).  We call this programme of study our ‘Key Stage 4 Pathway’.

Pupils will study a combination of core subjects (which are compulsory) and Optional Subjects (which they may choose).  Full details of the programme can be found in the link to our booklet below.

Every pupil at Chulmleigh will study the following compulsory subjects:
(unless advised by our Special Educational Needs Coordinator)

  • GCSE English and English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Combined Sciences
  • GCSE French 
  • GCSE Religious Studies
  • Physical Education (non examined)
  • GCSE History or Geography
  • Personal, Social and Health Education & Citizenship (non-assessed)

In addition to the subjects above pupils are permitted to choose two optional GCSEs from our options Booklet, which can be found here.

In 2023 the following courses are available to pupils:

  • Animal Care 
  • Art and Design
  • Citizenship Studies
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Further Mathematics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE Studies
  • Psychology
  • Single Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Textiles

At Chulmleigh we teach the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects to all pupils.  In 2022 our EBacc results (average points score) was amongst the best for non-selective schools in Devon and the South West. The Government's ambition is to see 75% of pupils studying the EBacc subject combination at GCSE by 2022 (Chulmleigh achieved 82% in 2022), and 90% by 2025.
The subjects are English, Mathematics, two Sciences, a Modern Foreign Language and Geography or History.  We want all our pupils to leave us at the end of Year 11 with the English Baccalaureate because we see this as a challenging, rewarding and relevant spread of subjects that will give our pupils every opportunity in accessing the very best in further and higher education and the employment market. 

We believe our pupils can achieve the very best and our curriculum reflects this.