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General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)

Subject: High School

An academic qualification, generally taken in a number of subjects by pupils in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 

The GCSE curriculum:

English: both English language and English literature

Mathematics

Science: either of these two options:
Combined Science (worth 2 GCSEs)
3 of the following: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Computer Science

Languages: one GCSE in a modern or ancient language:
Modern languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Panjabi, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Urdu
Ancient languages: Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Latin

Humanities: History or Geography

Other subjects

Sciences and Mathematics:
Astronomy
Geology
Psychology
Statistics

Humanities and Social Sciences:
Ancient History
Citizenship Studies
Classical Civilisation
Religious Studies
Sociology

Business and Enterprise:
Business
Economics

Design and Technology:
Design and Technology
Electronics
Engineering
Food Preparation & Nutrition

Arts:
Art and Design
Dance
Drama
Film Studies
Media Studies
Music

Other:
Physical Education

Northern Ireland (CCEA) only:
Agriculture and Land Use
Applied ICT
Business and Communication Systems
Child Development
Construction and the Built Environment
Contemporary Crafts
Digital Technology
Further Mathematics
Government and Politics
Health and Social Care
Home Economics
Hospitality
Irish
Irish
Gaeilge
Journalism in the Media and Communications Industry
Learning for Life and Work
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Motor Vehicle and Road User Studies
Moving Image Arts


Wales (WJEC/CBAC) only:
Information and Communication Technology

Welsh (compulsory in Welsh schools):
Welsh Language (first language)
Welsh Literature (first language)
Welsh Second Language