GCSE options are selected in the final term of Form 3.
All pupils study English Language and Literature or English as an Additional Language (EAL), Mathematics, Biology and Geography. Pupils are encouraged to undertake a foreign language and a creative subject but the School is responsive to individual pupils' strengths and abilities.
Pupils choose their options from Art, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, French, History, Mandarin, Music, PE, Physics and Spanish. In addition, pupils in Form 4 study Careers and spend a week getting a foretaste of employment.
The majority of pupils undertake at least 9 GCSEs, though some elect to study fewer subjects - particularly those for whom English is an additional language.
The School offers the BTEC in Public Service, equivalent to four GCSEs. This is studied through the auspices of the CCF and involves awareness of public services, navigation, expeditions and physical fitness.