Whilst for many entering Year 10 can be an exciting time, for others approaching public examinations can be daunting. Students are supported throughout by familiar teaching staff and a strong pastoral team to ensure that they feel in control of their own learning and progress.
Leweston prides itself on offering a bespoke approach to GCSE choices where pupils are invited to select the courses that they want to study with the timetable then constructed around them. We work hard to offer a varied choice of subjects and, whatever a pupil’s strengths, there will be a suitable combination of subjects for them. Our individual approach to teaching and learning ensures every pupil can develop within their chosen programme and the curriculum and teaching is designed to lay the foundations for the A Level or BTEC choices available at Sixth Form.
All pupils take GCSEs in the core subjects of English Literature, English Language, Mathematics, Science (either combined science worth 2 GCSEs, or three separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and Religious Studies. Pupils choose a language from French, Spanish or their native language plus EAL. They are then free to choose up to three option subjects, which include History, Geography, Latin, Music, Drama, Art and Design, Home Economics, Physical Education and Computer Science. Able mathematicians may also take Further Mathematics.
More information about the individual subject courses is available in our GCSE booklet.
Although these are critical years for academic study there is still plenty of opportunity to get involved in activities, clubs and the wider community. Students are encouraged to spend time away from the classroom and many are involved in school sports, choirs and ensembles and the popular Duke of Edinburgh programme.