How many subjects should we enrol into at the School?

How many subjects does My Online Schooling recommend we enrol into depending on the year group?

2022/23 Academic Year

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
Active Hour 

Additional Subjects:
Computing
Language choice (Spanish, French, Arabic or Mandarin)

Pupils also have the opportunity to be 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 (Year 7)

Year 7 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. There is the Core and Core+ package to choose from. The packages includes the following subjects:

Core

English

Maths

Science

Geography or History

PSHE

Language

Core+

English

Maths

Science

Geography or History

PSHE

Language Computer

Science

Creative Subject

Additional Subjects

Digital Skills

Humanities

Languages(French, Spanish and Arabic)

Creative Subject

Key Stage 3 (Years 8-9)
We would recommend English, Maths and Science as core subjects, which are taught for 2 x 1 hour lessons per week. All non-core subjects are taught for 1 x 1 hour lesson per week.

We would recommend:
A minimum of 2 Humanities subjects (Geography, History or Computer Science)
1 Language (Spanish, French, or Arabic)
A minimum of 2 Art and Enrichment subjects (Art, Design Technology, PSHE, KS3 Digital Skills, Drama*, or Psychology^)

*Only available for Year 8 and 9
^Only available for Year 9

Learning and Wellbeing support classes are also available.

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 would recommend:
A minimum of one English (Language or Literature)
Either Higher or Foundation Maths
A minimum of 2 Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) or Double Award Science
A minimum of 1 Humanities subject (Geography, History, Citizenship Studies* or Computer Science)
A minimum of 1 Language (French or Spanish)
A minimum of 1 Art and Enrichment (Business Studies, Economics, Psychology*, Astronomy* or Art Silver Award)

*UK pupils only

Learning and Wellbeing support classes are also available.

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 two 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 students were successful in at GCSE / International GCSE level, as otherwise, the A Level course may prove to be quite challenging. 

Learning and Wellbeing support classes are also available.