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    GCSE Options

    Polam Hall School offer GCSEs in a wide range of academic subjects. Students are prepared for examinations in five compulsory core subjects plus three additional subjects of their own choice.

    Core subjects

    The five compulsory core subjects are:

    • English Language
    • English Literature
    • Maths
    • French
    • At least two Sciences – either Science with Additional Science or Triple Science covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics as three separate GCSE subjects.


    Students opting for Science with Additional Science select a further three optional subjects and those taking Triple Science select a further two optional subjects from:

    • Art and Design
    • Business Studies
    • Design and Technology: Food Technology
    • Drama
    • Geography
    • German
    • History
    • ICT
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Religious Education

    To find out more about our GCSE options system and the guidelines we provide, you can download our latest Options Book here: