Starting in Year 9, students take a smaller number of courses and concentrate on these for their GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11. Excellent exam results are our priority, providing all students with a platform to progress to the next stage of their education.
Every child takes a compulsory core of subjects: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Double or Triple Award Science and RE.
In addition, we offer a wide selection of optional courses and encourage every child to experience a breadth of academic and creative subjects. Students typically study for 11 or 12 GCSEs in total, although this does vary according to need.
At Whitmore, we take GCSE option choices extremely seriously, and organise a very full programme to inform parents and students about the process, and to discuss students’ progress. Every student receives a guidance interview before choices are finalised – which parents are very welcome to attend.