GCSE Overview

Choosing GCSEs is an important milestone in your son or daughter’s education. This page provides a summary of the GCSE subjects that will be offered at Sedbergh from September 2023.

Core Subjects

All Year 10 pupils study the following core subjects:

  • English (or English as an Additional Language)
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics


Four additional subjects are chosen, which normally include a language, a humanity and two other subjects from the list of all options offered at GCSE. The aim is to maintain as broad a curriculum as possible in order to keep post-GCSE options open.
Pupils need to choose one subject from each block below.


  • All pupils will have one lesson a week in PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education).
  • Learning Support lessons, in place of one option, is a possibility for some pupils.
  • English as an Additional Language lessons can also take the place of one option.

Languages Offered

  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Classical Civilisation
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Studies


  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Design (RMT) or Design (Silversmith)
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Photography
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