Meols Cop High School

Brokering Aspirations

Key stage 4 courses of study

At key stage 4, students will follow courses of study in several subject disciplines.  All students will continue to study the core subjects of English language and English literature, mathematics and science.  They will opt to study one or more of the English Baccalaureate subjects history, geography and Spanish.  Finally, students can study up to 4 additional subjects to complete a rich, broad and deep experienced curriculum.  Students work towards the completion of a course set by an examination board in each disciple they choose.  These are all listed below.


Core subjects

  • English language - WJEC Eduqas GCSE in English language
  • English literature - WJEC Eduqas GCSE in English literature
  • Mathematics - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in mathematics
  • Combined science (double award) - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in combined science

or triple award science

  • Biology - Pearson Edexcel GCSE In biology
  • Chemistry - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in chemistry
  • Physics - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in physics


English Baccalaureate subjects

  • Geography - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in geography
  • History - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in history
  • Spanish - AQA GCSE in Spanish


Optional subjects

  • Art - AQA GCSE in art and design
  • Business studies - Pearson Edexcel GCSE in business studies
  • Business and enterprise - Pearson Edexcel BTEC Technical Award in business and enterprise
  • Computing - OCR Level 2 Technical Award in creative iMedia
  • Computer science - OCR GCSE in computer science 
  • Dance - AQA GCSE in dance
  • Design and technology - AQA GCSE in design and technology
  • Drama - RSL Level 2 Certificate in creative and performing arts
  • Food technology - WJEC Eduqas GCSE food preparation and nutrition
  • Music - AQA GCSE in music
  • PE - OCR GCSE in physical education
  • (PE) Sport studies - OCR Cambridge National Level 2 Technical Award in sport studies
  • Religious Education - WJEC Eduqas GCSE in religious studies