What can I study at Mendip KS4?

Year 10/11

Mendip Studio School is all about freeing the talents within every young person – identifying your talents, nurturing them and teaching you how to apply them.

We believe in first class care, a personalised curriculum and providing opportunities for our students to design and build their own futures.

To help us to achieve these goals, you will benefit from a range of employer and Higher Education links – employers work with students every week.  Our facilities are industry standard and we offer a broad experience so that you will have the edge over your peers when you take your next steps, regardless of whether you choose to enter into Higher Education, Apprenticeships or Employment.

What are the option blocks that I can choose from for my Year 10 and 11 curriculum?

We work with Writhlington School to ensure that you get the best options available, not only can you specialise in our unique subjects, you can also take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities across the entire campus.

Choose at least THREE blue specialist options and the third choice of subject can be from any of the following subjects:

What will my programme of study look like?

Core Subjects

English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science (Synergy) or Triple Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology),  Our specialist optional subjects include STEM BTEC, Triple Science, Design Technology, Engineering, Business Studies BTEC, Computing and ICT, Physical Education, Tutor-coach sessions and PB.  We expect students to choose at least 3 specialist subjects to study in years 10 and 11.

Students wishing to work towards achieving the English Baccalaureate will also have the opportunity to study a language (French or German) and a humanities subject (History or Geography).

Optional Subjects

Music, Art, Drama, Dance, Food Technology, History, Geography,  Computer Science,  IT,  French,  German,  Business Studies, History, Geography, Media, Art, Music, Drama, Food Technology, Childcare and many more.

Making the move from Year 9 to GCSE 

This is the biggest jump in demand of work, concept and focus between any two phases in education: Level 2 studies are challenging, but that’s why they open up a world of opportunities when they are complete.

Rising to the challenge of GCSE & Level 2 Subjects

To help you to make a successful transition from year 9, Mendip Studio School provides a comprehensive Induction Process.  This includes:

  • A one-to-one interview with the Headteacher
  • Induction lessons in the summer
  • Personal Learning Checklists for all subjects

We passionately believe that all students must consider the following three things in order to select the right programme of study for their personalised curriculum:

  • What you enjoy and have done well in
  • How you learn e.g. practical, essays, making, designing