Course Options

Course Options

All GEMS JC students follow a common curriculum that ensures continuity of study for those students transferring to or from other English Curriculum schools around the world.

We offer an expansive range of subjects to cater for all of our students’ strengths, interests and aspirations. The following subjects are available:

Key Stage 3 – Year’s 7, 8, and 9

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic (for all)
  • Islamic Studies (for Muslim students)
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • ICT
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Art
  • Physical Education
  • PSHCE
  • Cultural Studies

Accelerated GCSEs in Core Subjects are studied in Term 3 of Year 9.

Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11

Students in Years 10 and 11 study GCSE courses in up to nine examination subjects.

Compulsory (4 subjects)

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • PSHCE
  • Core Physical Education

Optional (4 subjects)

  • Arabic
  • Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design Technology – Graphic Products
  • Design Technology – Product Design
  • Design Technology – Resistant Materials
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Music
  • GCSE Physical Education – Full Course
  • GCSE Physical Education – Short Course
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies - Islam

Sixth Form – Years 12 and 13

During these final two years of College, all students sit AS and A Levels. We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of subject areas that help to prepare students for Higher Education and the professional world.

With key leadership skills as a strong priority, sixth form students are challenged to accept and develop their responsibilities as citizens of the world.