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GCSE

Your GCSEs are an important and exciting stage in your school career. You will officially begin to study for them in Year 10; although some subjects will have started to cover GCSE content in Year 9; with your examinations taking place at the end of Year 11.  

We are very proud of the achievements of our girls at GCSE, with examination results well above the national average. 

Most girls at LHS will study between 7-10 subjects at GCSE level, with all girls studying:

You will also have lessons in non-examination courses in Physical Education and Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic (PSHCE) well-being education. You will then choose up to four further subjects.

The following subjects are available at GCSE: 

Subject GCSE
Art, Craft and Design
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Drama
English  English Language & English Literature 
Food Preparation and Nutrition 
French
Further Pure Mathematics 
Geography
History
Mathematics
Music
Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) Non-examination subject
Physical Education (PE)
Physics  
Religious Studies  
Spanish

We understand that making these choices may feel daunting for some. The GCSE course pages provide detail on each of our GCSE options. We also hold a series of events during Year 9 to help to build your understanding of what studying a subject at GCSE entails. Our teaching staff and the Head of Years 10 - 11 are also always on hand to provide advice and support during your decision-making process. 

This support continues throughout your studies. We know that, for most girls, your GCSEs are the first time you have sat official examinations, and we ensure you are fully supported throughout.

 

 

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