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Fulston Manor School

Fulston Manor School A Fulston Manor Academies Trust School

GCSE Options Event

Our GCSE Options Evening will take place on Tuesday 6th February 2024. 

This event gives students, parents and carers the opportunity to discuss option choices with our subject teachers and learn more about the options process. There will be a short presentation outlining the next steps followed by an opportunity to visit our marketplace and discover our wide range of GCSE subjects on offer this year. 

More information regarding this event will be sent to parents and carers in due course. 

Our GCSE Curriculum

All students will be studying our Core Curriculum, which is composed of five compulsory subjects. The remainder of the timetable will consist of subjects chosen from the two option blocks. These blocks consist of a range of subjects that allow students to gain qualifications at GCSE level.

Our curriculum offer is broad and balanced, reflecting the requirements of the National Curriculum. To maintain this broad and balanced curriculum, students are expected to choose four courses from two groups of options: Option Group A and Option Group B. The subjects in Option Group A are part of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), along with French and Spanish, which are included within Option Group B. We recommend students choose one of the language options (French or Spanish).

  • One subject should be chosen from Option Group A.
  • The remaining three subjects should be chosen from Option Group B. When entering these three options, you will be asked to rank them in order of importance to you.
  • Finally, you will be asked to select two reserve subjects.

Overall, four choices should be made, plus two reserves. The ranking is important and will be used as a selection tool if a subject is over-subscribed.

All information is accurate at the time of publication. 

Any option subject which fails to receive at least 15 applications will be reviewed for viability.