English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

The EBacc is a group of subjects that are recognised by Universities and Employers as giving a broad and balanced curriculum.

  • English Language and English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Two Sciences (This can include Computer Science)
  • French
  • A humanities subject (Geography and/or History)


All students are different, therefore we offer a wide variety of courses for students to study. Students have the option to choose from all the list of subjects available.

To ensure breadth of study, students will be asked to pick at least one subject from the suite of EBacc optional subjects.

Some students will have the opportunity to study Triple Science – the Sciences as three separate subjects, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The majority of students study the Combined Science Dual Award GCSE which is compulsory.

All students study:

  • GCSE English Language and GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Dual Award Science or the Separate Sciences depending on their pathway.
  • Students will also take part in Physical Education (PE) and Personal Development.

Science Pathways

Separate Science Pathway

This is the pathway where it is possible to study each of the sciences as separate GCSEs as Biology, Chemistry and Physics instead of Combined Science. This leads to three separate GCSE qualifications.

If students wish to follow this pathway they should opt for Triple Science as one of their three options and also confirm with their Science teacher that they are well suited to this.

Combined Science Pathway

In this pathway students study Combined Science which is a dual science award. 

Contact Details

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any queries. May we take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support throughout the options process.

School Lead on Careers – Mr J Burgoyne joe.burgoyne@ths.set.org.

Head of Year 9 Mrs Perrigo – amy.perrigo@ths.set.org

Independent careers advice and guidance from Mr Kevin Welch – kwelch@tottington.shaw-education.org.uk