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, Biology, Chemistry, 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. Able mathematicians may also take Further Mathematics.

Click here to view the GCSE Options Booklet for 2023.

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.


During their time at Leweston students undertake a programme of guided revision and exam information sessions. However, we are also aware that a great deal of revision time often takes place at home. Therefore, we felt it was important to ensure parents are aware of the framework of study skills and revision techniques we encourage and a brief overview of the science behind this. With this in mind, our Director of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Dencher put together a comprehensive Revision Guide, containing information for parents supporting children with revision.

Please use the form below to download the booklet, which we hope you will find just as useful and interesting.

The Leweston Learner
From Nursery to Sixth Form Leweston shares an educational approach that helps our pupils develop an attitude to learning they can apply across the curriculum, as well as in the wider world. Click on the five key characteristics to find out more.
Scholarships at Leweston

Each year Leweston is proud to award scholarships which recognise and encourage pupils with talent, potential and who we believe will make a significant contribution to the life of the school. Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence and in Art and Design, Equestrian, Music, Drama, Sport and Pentathlon.

Application Deadline:

Sixth Form | 10 November 2023 (CLOSED)
11+ and 13+ | 5 January 2024

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