The Ripley Academy

Guided Choice

Sooner than you think you will be competing with other students for employment and further study, for this reason we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that reflects any Government changes and expectations. 

All students must complete the following compulsory subjects: 

  • English Language GCSE 
  • English Literature GCSE 
  • Mathematics GCSE 
  • Combined Science Trilogy GCSE
  • Physical Education   
  • Citizenship together with Personal and Social Health Education (PSHE) 
  • Careers Education


Our ‘Guided Choice’ subjects make up the rest of your curriculum time, you are able to pick 4 courses in total (this must include picking either History or Geography) and we would also recommend students consider continuing to study either French or Spanish.