Geneva English School

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 (age 14-16)

During Key Stage 4, students prepare for a combination of GCSE and IGCSE examinations. Before entering KS4, students will be given guidance on selecting appropriate option subjects.

Our core offer ensures that our students have a broad and balanced set of subjects that allow them to gain entry to all college and university courses. Many of the best universities specify that students must have a humanities subject and language qualification for entry.

Core subjects

English Language English Literature French
Geography History Mathematics

*Biology, Chemistry & Physics ‘Double Award’ – equivalent to two GCSEs


Option Subjects
Students choose one subject from each block.

Block A Block B
Drama Art & Design
German/Spanish Computer Science
Physical Education Music


Non-examined Subjects
All students also study the following non-examined subjects:

  • Sport and PE
  • PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic education)


Following the successful completion of GCSE examinations, student can then apply to study A Levels at GES. Students typically study three or four subjects of their choosing. Please note that there are admissions criteria for entry to A Levels.

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