Key Stage 4: Years 10 & 11
During Key Stage Four, students follow courses in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Philosophy & Ethics (Religious Studies), Physical Education and PSHCE. All students study both English Language and Literature. Students will study either the three separate Sciences or double Science.
In addition, students may select from a wide range of GCSE options within a system of timetable blocks. Courses currently on offer include GCSE in Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Food Preparation & Nutrition, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish.
The majority of students study the pathway which includes the three separate sciences (triple science), a modern foreign language, and a humanities subject.
We review, update and adapt the curriculum each year to meet the needs of our students. As with Key Stage 3, our curriculum is built around Aspiration, Opportunity, and Integrity. For more information, visit our current KS4 Options page.
Years 10 and 11 are ones of great opportunities, important decisions and new challenges. Students undertake work experience to get an insight into possible areas of career interest and experience the working world. They also prepare for public exams, plan for their choices post-16 and look forward to some special social events, particularly the Year 11 Leavers Ball.