How many subjects should we enrol into at the APAC School?

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:

English
Reading
Maths
Science
Humanities
PSHE
Creative Arts
1 Language (Spanish, French, or Mandarin)

Additional Subjects
Computing
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.

Core Package:
English
Maths
Science
History
Geography

Full Experience Package:
English
Maths
Science
History
Geography
PSHE
Art/Drama/Design & Technology
Language (French/Spanish/Mandarin)

Additional Subjects (can be added onto either package):
PSHE
Art
Drama
Design & Technology
Computer Science
Spanish
French
Mandarin

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. 

We recommend:
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.