Between Years 7 and 9 all Long Close pupils are given a thorough grounding in English, Mathematics, Triple-Award Science, Spanish, Geography, History, Religious Studies, Art, Music, Design Technology, Drama, PSHE and Games.
As they move into Year 10, they begin to specialise, with most choosing to study for nine GCSEs. The core subjects include English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Core Science, Geography and Religious Studies. Students can also choose to add a combination of History, Art, and Additional Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology), as well a modern language (Spanish).
The result by the end of Year 11 is that every Long Close student has received a broad and balanced education, increasing the number of options available to them as they make choices for A-level studies and beyond.
Along the way we also ensure that our pupils learn how to think for themselves, formulate an argument, communicate well, and deal productively and confidently with other people. These are the skills that will help them make the most of their academic success in the outside world – and these are the qualities that make Long Close students become such valued members of society.
For a more detailed look at the GCSE courses that we offer at Long Close Senior School, please use the links below.