• An opportunity to explore topics in depth.

I/GCSEs

At Heritage pupils mostly study IGCSEs, with the exception of Classical Greek, Latin and Art where GCSEs are offered. Pupils will generally study 10 subjects although, in certain limited instances, 9 or 11 subjects may be allowed depending on ability.

Our pupils make their I/GCSE subject choices at the end of Year 8 rather than the end of Year 9. This allows more teaching and learning time within each I/GCSE course, enabling teachers to explore topics in greater depth, or explore more topics on a syllabus, and feel less pressure merely to ‘get through the material’. As they progress through the course, pupils are thoroughly prepared to understand the demands of the exams themselves and good exam technique, but throughout their I/GCSE years we keep the focus upon intrinsic reasons for studying each subject.

The core IGCSEs everyone takes are:

Maths
English Literature
English Language
Chemistry
History

A pupil’s remaining subjects are drawn from the following options:

Biology
Physics
French
Spanish
Latin
Geography
Religious Studies
Music
Art
Drama
Classical Greek
Computer Science

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