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Blaise High School


Options at Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11) Please read the Options Guide

At Key Stage 4 the curriculum combines both core and optional subjects and is structured to allow for maximum flexibility of choice. Students will choose their options in Year 9. This gives the students time to experience all subjects and make an informed decision. Students are guided into a suite of options that best prepare them for Post 16 education and beyond; assemblies, information events and Tutor programmes support this.

All students will be required to study AQA GCSE English Language, AQA GCSE English Literature, Pearson GCSE Mathematics and AQA GCSE Combined Science. Students are also required to study one of the following: Geography, History, French or Spanish.

Students will then be able to choose from a wide range of GCSE and vocational subjects, as a school we make every effort to ensure all students study the subjects that they desire. The following subjects are offered as option subjects at Key Stage 4 as a GCSE or equivalent:

  • AQA GCSE Art & Design

  • OCR GCSE Computer Science

  • OCR Engineering

  • AQA GCSE Geography 

  • Btec Health & Social Care

  • Btec Hospitality and Catering

  • OCR GCSE History

  • Btec Media Studies

  • Btec Music

  • Btec Performing Arts – Drama

  • AQA GCSE Religious Studies

  • AQA GCSE Spanish

  • Btec Sport 

Students will also continue to complete core PE lessons, Independence Studies, and PSHE. These are not assessed through a GCSE examination, but focus on developing vital skills and knowledge to ensure all students leave Blaise High School well-informed and prepared for life beyond Blaise.