GCSE Options

The GCSE options process for the current Year 9 starts in January 2019. 

The GCSE Options Information Evening is on Thursday 31 January 2019, 7.00pm. Further information will be sent out nearer the time.

Please also note the Year 9 Parents' Evening in your diary - Wednesday 13 February 2019, 4.30 - 7.30pm. 


At GCSE, coursework is referred to as non-examination assessment.

The level of supervision varies between subjects and ranges from formal supervision (examination conditions) to limited control where students will still have access to internet resources etc. Detailed information relevant to Year 11 students is available in the Curriculum Evening Booklet below.

Please find below the information from the Year 10 Curriculum Evening held on Thursday 18 October 2018.

The information booklet from the 2018 evening is available here.  Please click here for the presentation slides.

Students should ensure that they are familiar with the following documents: 

Information for Candidates documents distributed by JCQ on behalf of the examination boards, explain the regulations with regard to controlled assessment.


Calendars showing when Year 10 and 11 students will be preparing for or completing controlled assessment/non-examination assessment tasks are available below:

Year 10 Non-examination Assessment Dates

Year 11 Non-examination Assessment Dates

In order to help our students achieve to their full potential, all requests for absence during periods of controlled assessment will be refused, except in the most exceptional of cases.



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