Computer Science - This is an additional Ebacc subject and is
very demanding. It can only be taken by students who achieve highly enough in our entrance
exam. Students will also need to achieve good grades in their end of Year 9 exams in the following
subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Mandarin/Spanish.
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Is it possible to do both Geography and History?
Yes, this is possible for the more able students. Please select it on the form if it comes up as an
option for you. If at the end of the year after the exams we are concerned that it will be too much for
you, we will make sure that you have your reserve option instead.
Is it possible to do both Spanish and Mandarin? What about other languages?
It is highly unlikely that students will be able to study both Spanish and Mandarin. This has only been
possible for students who are native speakers of one whilst studying the other at Becket Keys. Each year
we have students sit exams in other languages that they study outside of school. We are happy to support
this. However, we only teach Spanish and Mandarin. If you want your child to sit another language email us
today on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can students study an extra GCSE outside of school?
Although students can study extra subjects outside of school, this is not something we recommend as their
attention will inevitably be diverted, to some extent, away from their school studies. However, in
circumstances where a second language is spoken at home, we do encourage students to sit a GCSE in this
subject, this does not often take a significant amount of time to prepare for.