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Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 –Years 9, 10 and 11

Our focus at Key Stage 4 is to provide a Curriculum for students which will provide them with the qualifications and experiences they need to progress onto a wide range of further study, employment and/or training destinations. 

In order to allow optimum time for the Core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and at the same time provide a broad range of options students start their GCSE study in Year 9.  All students will study at least 9 GCSE subjects.

All our Key Stage 4 students study a core GCSE Curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, and either Geography or History. Our most able science students will follow a course which prepares them for three separate sciences.  Most of our students follow a Modern Foreign Language (in most cases Spanish) as well as non-examination courses in PE and PSHEE.  The latter is offered as a serious of double lessons and whole day events though the whole year and are delivered by specialist staff or external experts.  The themes for Years 10 and 11 are preparing for work and wellbeing.

Current Option subjects;

Art and Design, Art and Design (Textiles), Business Studies, Computer Science, Creative iMedia, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Engineering, French, Geography, German, History, Media Studies, Music (GCSE and Technology), Physical Education, RE (Philosophy & Ethics), Resistant Materials Technology, Spanish and Sport (BTEC). 

In terms of curriculum time (out of 30 periods a week)

Years 9, 10 and 11

Maths – 5 lessons

English -5 lessons

Science – 6 lessons

4 options subjects -3 lessons each (12)

PE – 2 lessons

In preparation for Post 16 progression we provide all students and parents with a comprehensive programme of careers and Post 16 options advice.

 

 

 

 

 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Timeline of GCSE Reforms 18th Sep 2016 Download
Year 10 parents curriculum and work expe... 07th Oct 2016 Download
Year 10 Art 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Business 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Computer Science 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Creative iMedia 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Drama 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Food Technology 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 French 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Geography 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 German 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 History 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Maths 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Music 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 PE 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Product Design 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 RE 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Resistant Materials 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Science 20th Apr 2017 Download
Year 10 Spanish 20th Apr 2017 Download