Students at The King Alfred School generally study nine or ten subjects at GCSE although this can vary depending on what is best for any individual student.
Assessment usually takes the form of coursework during the year (controlled assessment) and a formal written paper or papers in Year 11 at the end of a two year course.
The programme for students entering Year 10 comprises four areas of study/activity:
We try to encourage students to follow a good balance of subjects and to think carefully about the mix of compulsory and optional subjects. The following are offered at King Alfred School:
Optional subjects (choice of 3)
Option blocks vary from year to year, but the following is typical:
BLOCK A – History or Geography or PE or Drama or Latin
BLOCK B – History or Geography or Art & Design or Music
BLOCK C – Photography or Spanish or D & T or Computing or Art & Design