Lower Fifth (Year 10)

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The choices made as a pupil approaches the Lower Fifth year are amongst the most difficult that they will have, until that point, encountered.

While all pupils will study English, Maths, and Science GCSE and at least one Modern Foreign Language, there is an enormous range of subjects from which to choose.

Inevitably, some favourite subjects will need to be jettisoned as each pupil starts to narrow their focus.

GCSE courses offered throughout the UK are changing, and those pupils who enter the Lower Fifth year in 2016 will be at the forefront of these changes.

As these anticipated come into effect, Bede's will continue to be at the forefront in ensuring the best possible programmes are available to all our pupils.

We are enormously proud that pupils at Bede's consistently perform at a level beyond that which might have been expected when they first embarked upon their GCSE courses.

It's always busy and always exciting!

Julia French
My hope is that I provide opportunities and guidance to enable my pupils to become the most successful adults possible.

Julia French, Director of GCSE Studies, Teacher of Biology, Duke of Edinburgh Award Coordinator and Bloomsbury House Tutor

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    Felicity Collins, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2013
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    The best thing about Bede's is the way the school makes time for me to do the things I'm passionate about.

    Olivia Prince-Smith, Lower Fifth Interviewed in 2012
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