Years 10 and 11: Preparing for GCSEs and beyond

Your child's Senior School years lay the foundations for their future study and career choices.
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Year 10 in front of Peckover

Senior school at a glance

Student and teacher in dance class

We offer a broad range of options for GCSE, and students usually take nine or ten subjects. There are four core subjects (English Language & Literature, Maths and Global Perspectives) that everyone must take, but the other six or seven can be chosen from our list of options, with one reserve subject.

We also offer a BTEC qualification in Creative Digital Media Production and have recently introduced GCSEs in Dance, Engineering and Food Preparation & Nutrition.

Use the course finder below to see full details about our GCSE subjects or see our GCSE Programme Brochure.

We’re proud of the results our students have achieved at GCSE – in 2023 50% of all grades were 9–7 (A*–A) and 88% were 4(C) or above. In line with our Quaker values, Leighton Park is not a highly academically selective school, so these results are a testament to the quality of teaching and our students’ appetite for learning. Read the news story.

We’re pleased to say that most students decide to continue their studies at Leighton Park after GCSE, and we’re keen to support them in this important transition.

Our Horizons programme is designed to help students choose the subjects they want to take at A Level or for the IB Diploma Programme. And to give them an insight into how their approach to studying will change.

The programme includes:

  • A Sixth Form Open Evening
  • A Sixth Form induction programme
  • Detailed consultation with staff
  • A taste of the all-important social programme

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The promise of choice lies at the heart of Leighton Park’s curriculum with students exploring subjects in breadth and depth. Students are supported to explore new areas and build on their subject knowledge, enabling them to make an informed choice when it comes to selecting subjects at GCSE level. Watch our subject videos to hear what our students think.

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Dance GCSE

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