GCSE Results 2012
GCSE courses are taken in a variety of subjects, some of which are chosen by the students themselves in Year 9. Study of chosen subjects normally begins at age 14 (Year 10), and final examinations are then taken at age 16 (Year 11).
Contrary to popular belief, GCSEs are not compulsory, and the only legal requirement is that English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Religious Education are studied during Key Stage 4 in England, some form of ICT and Citizenship must also be studied. For the reasons above, virtually all candidates take GCSEs in English, Mathematics and Science.
In addition, many schools also require that students take English Literature, at least one Modern Foreign Language, at least one Design and Technology subject and Religious Education (often a short, or 'half', course). Short Course GCSEs (worth half a regular GCSE) can also be taken.
The table below charts the school’s progress in this area over the last 3 years.
5+ A* - C (Any 5) Whole School. 3 year trend.
5+ A* - C All Subjects v Inc E & M. 3 year trend
KEY STAGE 4 HEADLINES
The Polesworth School would like to say congratulations to all its students who took their GCSE examinations in the summer of 2012.