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    im french si i wanted to ask what subjects do you guys in england study before key stage 4 (year 10 11) like maths english.... What do u study during year 10 and 11 And what subjects you study in year 12 13 Thanks (when i say subjects i mean maths ,English etc and when you choose your a levels do you only study the subjects chosen or anything else ???)

    before kS4 students have to study maths, english, science, p.e, art, music, french, spanish, design technology, english language, english literature, ict, art, religious studies (i might have missed a subject out as there are so many)

    In yrs 10 and 11 teenagers do their GCSE's so they HAVE to study- Maths, English literature/english language, Science (most students study Biology, Chemistry, Physics seperately) and 2hrs of physical sport a week. In addition students have to choose 4 extra (different) subjects e.g. I chose Spanish, History, Religious studies and Art. But other students might choose: french, drama, food technology, engineering, electronics, business studies, ICT, sports studies, media studies and there is a lot more options!

    Then in yr12 which is college/6th form we choose our A level options, where we drop all our subjects and choose only 3 or 4 subjects we want to study for the next two years, again there is a lot of options, but I chose- Spanish, Psychology, History and English Language! Then in yr13 you continue atleast 3 of these subjects and drop one! I chose to continue Spanish, History and Psychology! And then after yr13 it's time to apply to university, if you want which is what I am doing this year!

    However lots of students don't continue onto yr12 or yr13 and they instead go and find a job or an apprenticeship or go to a different college to study courses like: electronics/hairdressing etc (vocational courses).

    Hope this has given you an insight into the British education system

    Alongside A levels it is possible to study for an EPQ- independant project-where you do a project on anything you want and you get marks for it!
    Or you can do something like critical thinking or general studies.

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