Key Stage 4 Curriculum

At Key Stage 4, all students follow a programme of compulsory and optional subjects. The compulsory subjects are; English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Core Science, Information Communication Technology and Religious Education. Additional and Triple Science are also available for students to choose. In addition students study a curricular programme called Careers, Wellbeing & Life Skills (CWL) which includes sex education, and careers education/work-related learning. Careers education is an integral part of the Careers, Well Being and Life Skills course for Years 10 and 11 and careers information is available as well as professional advice from the Careers Service.

The designation of Mathematics and Computing specialism has enabled us to enrich and extend students’ mathematical education. Able mathematicians are fast tracked and entered early for GCSE Statistics at the end of Year 10. In Year 11 students are able to pursue additional Mathematics qualification.

Students choose additional examined subjects from a range of options which include; Art, Business Studies, Geography, History, Computing, Food Technology, French, German, Health and Social Care, Music, Physical Education and Resistant Materials. Most students take nine subjects at GCSE level.

We also collaborate with other secondary schools in the borough to offer further Diploma courses in; Creative and Media, Engineering, Hair & Beauty and Business & Finance.

Making the right choice of courses in Key Stage 4 is important and when the time comes, parents receive a detailed brochure on these options; and a consultation evening is arranged so that they can discuss their child’s choices with teachers and careers officers.

For curriculum enquiries, please contact:
Mrs I McLaughlin, Deputy Head Teacher, on 01204 882327