Year 9, 10 & 11


At Baxter College, our purpose is to empower all of our students to take responsibility for their learning and unlock their potential by providing them with a range of opportunities to prepare them for their next steps. We deliver a creative and interactive curriculum for our students which supports the development of well-rounded individuals.

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Broad and Balanced

The structure of Key Stages provides an extended period of study for key stage 4 supporing an additional option block to be offered to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum experience for our students.

Highlights

Broad arts offer

High levels of student choice

Academic core combined with bespoke choices

Year 9 Gateway

Year 9 pathway – All students follow the core curriculum of English, Maths, Science and History or Geography which are examined at the end of year 11. All students also have 2 session of PE each week along with one session of Religous Studies.

Highlights

Transition to GCSE

Personal development through RS


Click here for the G.A.T.E.W.A.Y Booklet

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Year 10 & 11 Preparation

In Year 10 & 11 we prepare students for their final examinations through a rigorous program of mocks, alongside pastoral support to ensure students are expereinced in the intensity of an examination series. Students sit English Language in Year 10 to offer more focus in the summer series of their Year 11 exams.

Highlights

Rigorous mock examinations

Personal development

Split English Language & Literature entries

Subjects we offer

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3D Design

GCSE
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Art & Design Practice

BTEC Tech Award
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Business Enterprise

BTEC Tech Award
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Computer Science

GCSE
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Food Preparation & Nutrition

GCSE
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French

GCSE
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Geography

GCSE
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Health & Social Care

BTEC Tech Award
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History

GCSE
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Italian

GCSE
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Music

Level 2 Vocation
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Performing Arts - Acting

BTEC Tech Award
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Performing Arts - Dance

BTEC Tech Award
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Religious Studies

GCSE
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Sociology

GCSE
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Sport & Physical Activity

VCERT
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Triple Science

GCSE

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions


Year 8 is an exciting time in every student’s life.

The point at which you start to gain control of the subjects you study is a really pivotal moment in your educational career. Having such choices can be both exhilarating and daunting. Your parents/carers and teachers will help you to make these decisions. We recommend that at this point in your education you ensure that your subject choices give you as much flexibility as possible for the future.

Step One

It is important to read and consider your options so ensure that you read the Options Guide and the Course Descriptors for the subjects you are interested in.

Options Guide

Step Two

Talk to your parents/carers and teachers about your prospective subject choices.

Your parents and teachers will support you and be able to answer you queries regarding your chosen subject.

Step Three

Once you have decided on the subjects are selecting, complete the Option Form below. Ensure that you return your Option From in time for the deadline.

Options Form

Need more advice?

If you have any queries, please contact reception and they will forward your question to the right person.