In Years 7-9 the aim is to provide pupils with a broad and comprehensive curriculum. They have the opportunity to follow all three separate sciences and to establish a firm foundation in mathematical and linguistic skills. The curriculum includes a programme of PSHE and provides experience in the humanities, technologies and in physical, aesthetic and creative education. Spanish is taught throughout Years 7-9, Mandarin is taught to all Year 7 pupils and becomes optional in Year 8, while French and Latin are available as options from Year 8. In the GCSE years the core curriculum comprises English and English Literature, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology, PE and PSHE. Girls then have four further option choices from a range of languages, humanities and creative practical subjects. Pupils normally study ten GCSE subjects.