Key Stage 4

In Years 10 and 11 all students follow a common core which consists of:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Maths
  • GCSE Science (Combined)
  • GCSE History or GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Spanish*
  • Core Physical Education
  • Core PSHE**

*The vast majority of students study Spanish. Occasionally, some students may perform better across the curriculum with a slightly different programme of study - in these few cases, students will be offered an alternative. 

**Core PSHE - this is delivered in bespoke collapsed sessions so that students benefit from specialist teach and guest speakers.

In addition to the core subjects, there is a wide range of optional subjects, including:

  • GCSE Art and Design
  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE DT: Product Design
  • BTEC Enterprise
  • GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
  • GCSE Geography
  • BTEC/GCSE Music (to suit the cohort of students who opt)
  • BTEC Performing Arts (Dance)
  • GCSE Physical Education
  • GCSE Religious Studies
  • BTEC Sport
  • GCSE Triple Science

Students who do not study Spanish, also have an additional option from:

  • BTEC Animal Care
  • BTEC Health and Social Care
  • OCR National: Engineering Design

Click here to see the response from the Minister of State Schools Standards regarding Wolverley CE Secondary School and the EBacc combination of GCSEs.

Click here to view the government page “GCSE 9 to 1 grades: a brief guide for parents”

Click here to download a copy of the latest Key Stage 4 Options Booklet.
Click here to download and view the accompanying PowerPoint Presentation.

If you have any further enquiries regarding our curriculum, please contact the school office and ask for the "Deputy Headteacher – Curriculum".


Key Stage 4 Date
Minister of State for School Standards EBacc Recognition 28th Aug 2019
Options Booklet 28th Feb 2020
Y9 OPTIONS EVENING 2020 28th Feb 2020