How many subjects does My Online Schooling recommend we enrol into depending on the year group, for the APAC School?
Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6)
Key Stage 2 is offered as a mandatory core curriculum package of 8 subjects, and includes a strong focus on cross-curricular learning. This gives pupils exposure to a range of experiences that reflect both a discipline-field and an interdisciplinary orientation. The package includes the following subjects:
1 Language (Spanish, French, or Mandarin)
Another Language choice
Pupils also have the opportunity of being referred to the Thrive Group by their classroom teacher. The Thrive Group is a small group instruction class, suitable for pupils who have been identified as needing additional support in literacy and numeracy areas.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Pupils have the option to enrol into either our Core Package, or Full Experience Package. Additional subjects can be added onto either of these packages. Please find a breakdown of the packages below.
Full Experience Package:
Art/Drama/Design & Technology
Additional Subjects (can be added onto either package):
Design & Technology
Key Stage 4 (International GCSE) - Years 10 & 11
We would recommend that pupils take 8 to 10 International GCSE subjects. All subjects are taught for 2 x 1 hour lessons per week, apart from Double Award Science which is taught for 3 x 1 hour lessons per week.
A minimum of one English (Language or Literature)
Either Higher or Foundation Maths
A minimum of 2 Sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) or Double Award Science
A minimum of 1 Humanities subject (Geography, History or Computer Science)
A minimum of 1 Language (French or Spanish)
A minimum of 1 Enrichment (Business Studies)
Key Stage 5 (AS/A-Levels) - Years 12 & 13
Pupils at this stage can either complete their AS Levels, which take one year, or A-Levels which take 2 years. At this stage we recommend pupils take 3 to 4 subjects, which are all taught for 3 x 1 hour per week.
We recommend choosing subjects that pupils were successful in at GCSE / IGCSE level, as otherwise, the A Level course may prove to be quite challenging.