The Government introduced a measure for assessing progress at KS4 termed the ‘best 8’. Of these 8 subjects two must include English and maths and a further 3 must come from facilitating subjects. At Beauchamp facilitating subjects include Science, History, Geography, Computer Science, French and German. The other 3 subjects in the best 8 measure can come from a range of different approved subjects. It is likely that this measure will become more important in the future for students when applying for university, further training and jobs, so as a result we have designed our curriculum choices to reflect this and give your son/daughter every chance of success in the future. Therefore we ask students to select two guidance courses to study from the facilitating subjects and two further option courses from the range of subjects available. We believe that this will give your son/daughter both a chance to pursue their interests as well as future proofing them for the ever changing job market.
All students at Beauchamp follow a range of core subjects including GCSEs in:
- English Language
- English Literature
- Science (Dual Award)
- Ethics, Philosophy & Religion (RE)
Alongside this there is core PE which is a non-examination subject.
In addition to the core subjects studied in Year 10 our guidance programme allows most students to study an additional four subjects. Students are requested to choose two guidance subjects:
- Computer Science
- Modern Foreign Languages (French, German or Spanish)
- Single (Triple) Science
They will study both of the subjects that they choose.
Students are requested to choose four of the options subjects, in order of preference (one being the most preferred). They will study two of these at Key Stage 4.
Below is the list of GCSE option subjects (unless otherwise stated) taught at Key Stage 4 at Beauchamp.
- Art & Design
- Business Studies
- Level 2 Child Development & Care
- Graphic Communication
- Level 2 Hair & Beauty
- BTEC Health & Social Care
- Hospitality & Catering
- Information Technology
- Media Studies
- BTEC Music Technology
- GCSE PE
- BTEC Performing Arts (Production)
- Product Design
- Level 2 Sports Studies