Our year 10 and 11 curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individual students, allowing them to maximise their progress in core subjects and have flexibility in deciding their option subjects.
The curriculum at Whitchurch High School is made up of the following core components delivered over a two-week timetable:
**Any student who opts to follow full course Philosophy and Ethics (previously Religious Studies) will study an alternative short course or equivalent subject. The remaining curriculum time will consist of 3 option subjects selected by each student. The option grid will be made available to students and will appear on this section of the website when it becomes available in February.
All students at Whitchurch follow a programme of guidance and support to ensure that they are following an appropriate and individual leaning pathway which matches their aspirations.
Year 9 Option Programme
Students in year 9 will be supported in making decisions on which option subjects to follow in years 10 and 11 according to the timeline of support outlined below:
YEAR 9 OPTION PROCESS 2023-2024
Year 10 Option Grid 2024 - 2025
Available February 2024.
Options Launch Presentations
Please click here to watch our Options and Guidance Process presentation.
Please click here to be redirected to the CWRE page.
Please click here to watch the Careers Wales presentation.
Options Programme Student Support
Please click here for the 'Options Launch' presentation to Year 9 students, 20th November 2023.
Wise Course for the Future
Even though a bewildering array of choices on offer in Years 10 and 11, it will be useful for students to discuss their option choices with their parents/carers, please click here for some advice and guidance for both parents/carers and students.
Who Should I See?
If students have any questions with regards to individual subjects, please encourage them to speak to their subject teacher or the Curriculum Leader who will willingly give help and guidance on the subject content and suitability. Please Click Here for a list of Faculty, Curriculum Leaders and subject teachers at Whitchurch High School. If you have any questions in relation to the options and guidance process the following members of staff can assist:
Please follow the links at the top of the page for year 10 and 11 subject specific information about core and option subjects.
*We cannot guarantee that all students will be able to take the subjects they choose. As some courses may be under-subscribed have to be withdrawn.
Individual Learning Pathway Plan - ILPP
Completion of the ILPP will help to guide students through each stage of the option process and help them consider their own personal pathway towards employment. Please click here to visit our CWRE section of the website to find out more information.