The City of Leicester College’s 14-19 curriculum provides exceptional opportunities and can offer one of the widest and most varied choices of any school in Leicester. Although it is compulsory that students follow some ‘core’ subjects, we provide many alternative, personalised pathways for the curriculum that they choose.

In order to enable students to continue to access a broad and balanced curriculum, and to achieve their potential in those subjects, we have adopted a 3 year GCSE programme. Students make their option choices in Year 8 and start their GCSE courses in Year 9.  Below are the current Year 9 courses.  Click on the subject links for information on the course description and awarding bodies.

We believe effective teaching is underpinned by the DTT (Diagnosis – Therapy – Testing) process.

Diagnosis- the teacher finds out what the students already know or can do e.g. questions, test.
Therapy – the teacher designs specific tasks to ensure students are supported and challenged to make progress.
Testing – the students’ work is assessed to ensure they have ‘mastered’ the skill or knowledge.

Students need to know for each unit or lesson what they are expected to know or be able to do. To support this process students will have:

  • a course calendar for each subject to show what they are studying and when
  • a Personal Learning Checklist (PLC) to show how well they are ‘mastering’ each skill in each subject.

Click on the images below to view the subject information.


The Core Curriculum is part of the curriculum which you must follow.



  • Physical Education (no exam attached)