GCSE Subject Forum

Choosing which subjects to study at GCSE level marks a key point in a pupil's education as they begin to make choices that reflect their personal interests and preferences. At King’s Rochester our pupils follow a broad range of subjects in a combination of courses, strengthened by our extensive co-curricular programme.

To aid pupils in their choices, our Heads of Department have produced short videos to help you decide which GCSE course to take. If you have any further questions, you can email them directly using the contact links below.

At King’s all pupils take the following core subjects: English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Religious Studies and Science. Pupils then need to choose three optional subjects. We do not have predetermined option blocks as we do our best to accommodate everyone’s choices.

Please watch the videos below and refer to the GCSE's at King's Guide to help you decide which of the optional subjects you may wish to study.

Discover our 'excellent'* range of GCSE courses

*rated 'Excellent in all areas' - ISI Inspectorate Report 2020

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We are delighted that inspectors carrying out our ISI Inspection in January 2020 found King's Rochester to be "excellent in all areas".

All three parts of King’s – Nursery and Pre-Preparatory School, Preparatory School and Senior School were scrutinised for the quality of their work with pupils, academic achievement and personal development and well-being – and findings in every section were first-class.