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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

End of spring term 1

Curriculum Choices 2020-21

Application for Triple Science

To attain a place on the Triple Science course, at Worthing High School, students are now expected to write an email of application. This does not have to be long but should include their name, Science class and an indication that they wish to study Triple Science. It should be addressed to Mr Izod,

All applications should be completed and received by me no later than Friday 14th May 2021. If a student hands an application in after this time they will not be considered for Triple Science as a key prerequisite for the course is to have good organisational skills.

Following the deadline, we will select two classes of students to study Triple Science based on who we believe to be most suited to the course, these students will carry on studying the curriculum for the remainder of their time at Worthing High School. Students unsuccessful in their application will study the Combined Science GCSE. Students will be informed about the course that they will follow in the latter part of the summer term.

The triple science course is challenging and we expect students to work hard both in class and at home. We will, of course, support all students and communicate with parents/carers whenever we have concerns with progress. However, if we feel that a student is not managing the demands of the course, there is a chance students will move from the triple award to the double award Combined Science.

If you have any questions relating to the new Science GCSE or course structure please email

Yours sincerely

Thom Izod

AHT Science​​​​​​​


Dear Year 9 Parents/Carers

On Tuesday 2nd Feb. parents and carers will receive an email from This will contain a link to sign up to options online, where you will pick your child’s curriculum choices. Please can you follow the instructions to register and when you are ready pick your child’s subject choices.

Hopefully, by now, you and your child have a good idea of what to choose, so we ask that all choices are made by 3pm Wednesday 10th February, you can of course do this sooner. It is set up with the appropriate pathway, so will automatically ask for the correct number of choices plus reserves.

If you need support using the online platform, please click here

For technical difficulties please contact our data manager, Mrs Newman

For all other queries or questions please contact your child’s tutor.

Thank you and happy choosing!

Kind regards

Mr A Cook

Deputy Headteacher


Here you will find information about the different pathways students have been put on, videos about the option subjects and FAQ’s around the curriculum choices process.

We will be updating this part of the website with key information and important dates to support parents, carers and students make informed decisions about their KS4 Curriculum.

All students will continue to study for 3 mandatory examined subjects: GCSE English, Maths and Science and 2 mandatory unexamined subjects: PSHE and Core PE.

It is vitally important that the choices made at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) are the correct ones, because all students must do one of the following until they are 18:

  • stay in full-time education, for example at a college
  • start an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training

With this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced Key Stage 4 Curriculum, which has been designed with the following aims in mind.

Broad –to acquire a range of knowledge and skills relevant to a variety of career choices.

Balanced – to develop knowledge and skills, including: literacy, numeracy, creativity, health and wellbeing.

Challenging – to help every student reach their potential and ready for their next phase of life.

Future proof – providing subject choices that will help support enterprise and employability, making WHS students stand out in a competitive and changing world.