Senior Curriculum Years 10-11

During Year 9 girls start to consider their choice of subjects for GCSE in Years 10 and 11. All girls must study the following:

Core subjects:
English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, One Modern Language (French or Spanish), Religious Philosophy & Ethics (short or long course)

and then select three further subjects from the following:


Art, Computer ScienceFood & Nutrition, French, GeographyHistory, Latin, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Textiles, Theatre Studies

The girls also have timetabled PE lessons (2 hours per week in Years 7-11).

In addition the School benefits from a thorough PHSE programme which supports and complements the School’s Healthy School status. Topics covered range from managing money to sex education, from eating healthily to drug awareness and from dealing with bullies to study skills.

Find out more about the subjects we offer as part of our wide and varied curriculum here.

Take a look at our GCSE Options Guide to find out more about your GCSE years at Truro High.

Homework flows out of work done in the lesson and is designed to encourage independence, to develop interest, to practise skills and to promote confidence. There is a homework timetable in order to avoid overloading on any one day and girls write down their homework in diaries noting ‘hand-in’ dates.

Girls will receive the following approximate amount of homework per day:

Year 10      2 hours
Year 11      2-2.5 hours

Homework will amount to approximately one hour per subject per week.

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