When students transition into Secondary School, they are encouraged to develop their understanding of a range of studies in greater detail while also deepening a sense of independence, resilience, and personal commitment.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
We believe that the best way to learn is by doing. This is why Key Stage 3 curriculum is developed from the National Curriculum for England and offers the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, German, Spanish, French, Romanian, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic, Geography, History, Computer Science, Art, Drama, Design & Technology, PE (Physical Education), PSCHEE, and Music. Students study each of these subjects to give them a taste of what it would be like to study them at IGCSE level. This variety also makes it easier for students to make subject choices at the end of Year 9.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)
When students enter Key Stage 4, they have already made decisions about which subjects they will study for their International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) diploma. Students at CSB must study English, Maths, History, one Modern Foreign Language, and at least one Science, and are able to choose from the following subjects for a minimum of seven areas of study.
- Economics, Business
- Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Combined Science
- History, Geography
- French, Spanish, German, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Turkish
- Computer Science
- Art and Design, Drama
Our IGCSE courses are taught by subject specialists who have the knowledge and experience to lead students to success in their areas of study. At the end of Year 11, students sit their Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) exams, and the make their subject choices for their Advanced Subsidiary (AS) courses in Year 12.