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In KS4 all students follow a core curriculum. This includes GCSEs in Maths, English Language and Biology. Alongside these exam subjects, students also follow courses in PSHE and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Students then choose between two and four additional subjects which lead to GCSE or vocational qualifications. This year we have over 20 different subjects to choose from. Most courses are taught on site, but if the course you choose takes place elsewhere, at a college or training provider, we will support you with transport. Occasionally, some subjects may be taught remotely. 

GCSE courses are designed to be studied over two years. However, many students come to us towards the end of Year 10 or the beginning of Year 11 and so our teachers are very experienced in helping you to cover the course content in a much shorter period of time. Homework is not compulsory at Malden Oaks, but the more time you spend on extra work at home, the higher the grade you will achieve. 

Please see our full curriculum booklet attached at the base of this page that provides a summary of the courses we offer, but you can find out more by talking to individual members of staff.