Which GCSE options should I choose?

Need to know: you will have to study English Maths and Science.

 Which University  can help you decide which other subjects are linked to the careers you are interested in.


  • Ask teachers about what that subject is like at GCSE
  • Which subjects do you enjoy?
  • What are you good at?
  • Talk to your family and see the CAREERS ADVISER at school

GCSEs have changed!

There is less coursework and more importance placed on the final exam. The new style GCSEs is graded from 1 to 9, where 9 is the best grade you can achieve. There is no direct match to the old GCSEs, but 4 will be a pass mark, and 5 considered a strong pass.

Moving onto post-16 education)

When young people progress to college or school 6th form they will have to re-take their English and or maths if they have not achieved a grade 4 in these subjects.


Secondary Academic Support: would you like to have somewhere to go after school to get your homework done in a quiet supportive environment? visit  to find out about the Redbridge Homework club.

Weston Homework Club

Southampton University have recently set up a homework club that takes place at Weston Library. The sessions are for secondary school age pupils and run every Wednesday at YMCA Weston Community Library, 68 Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9GH . The sessions are on a drop in basis, so there is no need to book in advance.