Each pupil must take the core subjects of:
- English literature
- English language
- Combined science (2 GCSEs) or triple award (3 GCSEs)
Pupils must also choose at least two humanities subjects from:
Pupils can then choose subjects from:
English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
At Ark John Keats we believe every pupil should have the opportunity to attain the English Baccalaureate.
The EBacc is not a qualification but it is an indicator that an academic curriculum has been studied. Subjects within the EBacc group are considered essential to many degrees and open lots of doors for pupils’ future study and careers.
There is strong evidence to show the importance of the English Baccalaureate in helping pupils further their success. A study by UCL Institute of Education found that studying subjects included in the EBacc provided students with greater opportunities in further education. A further study done by the Sutton Trust found that studying the EBacc can help improve a young person’s overall performance in English and mathematics.
To achieve the EBacc pupils must take the following subjects:
- Humanity (History or Geography)