Key Stage 4 Curriculum

We operate a two week, 50 lesson, timetable cycle. All lessons are 1 hour duration.

Key Stage 4

The information contained below relates to students who are currently in KS4 and those in Year 9 who are currently going through the options process.

Year 10 and 11

Students are taught in ability sets for Mathematics, English and Science on a half year group basis. Whilst option subjects are in principle of mixed ability, there are strict guidelines in operation to ensure appropriate option choices.

Each student must continue with the compulsory core curriculum:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Physical Education

Students complete their Core curriculum at KS4 with an Additional Core choice and three further Option subjects. Their choices will reflect their preferred approach as well as academic or skills based ability. We offer a range of qualifications to suit a variety of learning needs.

For further information on all subjects taught during year 10 and 11 please see the information booklets below. Detailed information on the content of each course can be found on the relevant awarding bodies website (see links below).

The English Baccalaureate

Students have the opportunity to study the subjects at KS4 which will allow them to achieve the English Baccalaureate: A GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (which they may already have achieved in Year 9), Computing, History or Geography and, of course, the core subjects of Mathematics, English and Science.