OTHER COMPULSORY SUBJECTS
SUBJECTS: ENGLISH, MATHS, VERBAL REASONING AND, NON-VERBAL REASONING.
sex and relationships education (year 7 onwards)
religious education (RE)
They may not have to take exams in these subjects.
Sex and relationship education
Sex and relationship education (SRE) is compulsory from age 11 onwards. It involves teaching children about reproduction, sexuality and sexual health. It does not promote early sexual activity or any particular sexual orientation.
All schools must have a written policy on sex education, which they must make available to parents for free.
Schools have to teach RE but parents can withdraw their children for all or part of the lessons. Pupils can choose to withdraw themselves once they’re 18.
Local councils are responsible for deciding the RE syllabus, but faith schools and academies can set their own.