GSA Girls' Boarding & Day School 11–18

Priorsfield Road, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 2RH

Tel: +44 (0)1483 810551

The English Educational System

Age

School year

Examinations

11 - 12

Year 7

12 - 13

Year 8

13 - 14

Year 9

14 - 15

Year 10

Start of GCSE course

15 - 16

Year 11

GCSE

16 - 17

Year 12

AS Level

17 - 18

Year 13

A Level

GCSE Courses

At GCSE, in years 10 and 11, girls generally take nine subjects (or ten if they choose separate sciences).

Compulsory subjects (6 GCSEs): English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and a Modern Foreign Language - French or Spanish. We offer all three sciences for GCSE, or the dual award course. It is also possible for us to arrange tutors if languages other than French or Spanish are requested.

Girls then choose three of the following options. (Please note that although we try to accommodate all subjects, some combinations of subjects may not always be possible. Information about this will be available at the beginning of the summer term every year.)

  • Design and Technology: ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
  • Design and Technology: Food Nutrition
  • Design and Technology: Graphics or Resistant Materials
  • Design Technology: Textiles
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Fine Art
  • Physical Education
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies (Philosophy and Ethics)
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish

AS & A2 Level Courses

There are 23 A Level subjects to choose from at Prior's Field. Most girls will choose four AS Levels in the lower sixth form, dropping to three A2s in the upper sixth form. (Please note that although we try to accommodate all subjects, some combinations of subjects may not always be possible. Information about this will be available at the beginning of the summer term every year.)

  • Art & Design: Fine Art
  • Art & Design: Photography
  • Art & Design: Textiles
  • Mathematics
  • Food Technology 
  • Further Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Modern Foreign Languages - French
  • Modern Foreign Languages - Spanish
  • Chemistry
  • Drama and Theatre Studies
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Economics
  • Business Studies 
  • English Literature
  • Physical Education
  • Geography
  • Physics
  • History
  • Psychology
  • History of Art
  • Religious Studies
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

In addition to these A Level Courses, the Extended Project Qualification is available and worth additional UCAS points.