AQA Specification

GCSE Art and Design is conducted as a one year course during which students will produce a portfolio project (unit 1a) and a mini-project (unit 1 b). After Christmas students will also complete a controlled assessment project, choosing a question from a number set by the exam board (unit 2).


CIE Specification

Students are given the opportunity to acquire the skills, knowledge, and understanding necessary for progression to further learning. In addition to developing an understanding of scientific concepts, the course is designed to develop students’ ability to apply ideas and evaluate information.


CIE Specification

The topics cover the five functional areas: human resources, accounting and finance, marketing and production and considers business activity and the changing external environment, whilst teaching students how to analyse, evaluate and apply their business knowledge to different business scenarios.


CIE Specification

Can we do anything about global warming? What is nanotechnology? What happens when substances change state? Why do some things react quickly and others slowly? Do you have questions about the world around you? Come and study Chemistry to get some answers!


Edexcel Specification

New for September 2023

We will help you appreciate how economics contributes to an understanding of wider economic and social environments and develop your understanding of a range of concepts and the ability to use them in a variety of different contexts. We encourage you to think as an economist and use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to your studies. You will develop the skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.


AQA Specification

All students will study English at GCSE.  For those with English as a Second Language, your curriculum will be based on your level of English.  While studying English students will analyse novels, poems, and plays in class and in essays.   Students who want to study any essay based analytical A level subjects, such as English Lang/ Lit, History, Politics, Classical Civilisation or Media Studies will need the skills developed in these classes for their future studies.

Maths and Further Maths

Maths Pearson IGCSE Specification
Further Maths AQA Specification

We cover the six main areas of Maths:

Number – including fractions, percentages, indices

Algebra – including solving equations and using formulae

Geometry – including angles in a variety of shapes

Measures – including perimeter, area and volume

Statistics – including calculating averages and spread and drawing statistical diagrams

Probability – including two way tables and expectation

Further Maths builds on some of the concepts and themes covered in Maths. Please note that this is a bespoke course only and will only run if there is sufficient demand. Students must have a good knowledge of Maths to be able to undertake the course.


AQA Specification

GCSE Photography is a one year course which aims to develop students’ ability to see the world in a new way, translating visual ideas into successful outcomes using a camera. Students produce two separate portfolio projects and a final project set by the exam board, in which they will create a personal response to a theme during a two day exam.


CIE Specification

The world we live in has been completely transformed by the scientific developments of the last 200 years. In GCSE Physics you will learn about some of the most important discoveries and gain an understanding of how some of the advances were made and verified.

Religious Studies

AQA Specification

Comprised of two units; the first unit looks at how spirituality and religious beliefs can be expressed in different forms and how people are inspired to create: Art; Architecture; Media; Contemporary Society; Music; and Literature. The second unit looks at how people make moral decisions in everyday life, usually following certain principles based on a religious belief.

Abbey Manchester
Taster Morning, Wednesday 12th June