Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 comprises a compulsory curriculum. In Years 7, 8 & 9 pupils take English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Drama, Music, Computing, Design Technology and one Modern Foreign Language (a choice of Spanish or French). Towards the end of Year 9, pupils are guided in their choice of GCSE Options for Years 10 and 11.
Part of the curriculum is compulsory (English Language, Mathematics, one Science); pupils then choose five GCSEs from a selection of subjects including Art, Business Studies, Computing, Design Technology, Economics, English Literature, Geography, History, MFL (French or Spanish), Media Studies, Music, Sciences. GCSE examinations are taken at the end of Year 11.
Below are the subjects available at Portland Place Virtual School