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KS4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is divided into a core curriculum, guided choice and wider options choice. All students follow the core curriculum, make at least once choice in the guided option choice (more if they wish to do so) and other subjects from the wider options. If a student requires a very personalised learning pathway this is created with the support of the SENCo, and Student Support Team.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is divided into two sections:

Core Curriculum: Compulsory subjects. 

Option subjects that make up four choices.

See the Subjects page for details of each subject area.

The Core Curriculum

Subject

Hours per fortnight

English Language / English Literature

8

Mathematics

8

Science

9

Physical Education 

4

Option subjects

5

 

Option Subjects

Students will choose four of the subjects below.

Subject

Hours per fortnight

Art

5

Business

5

Hospitality and Catering

5

Design Technology

5

French

5

Geography

5

Health and Social Care

5

History

5

Information Technology (IT)

5

Media

5

Music Technology

5

Sport Studies 

5

Performing Arts

5

Spanish

5


For our current Year 11 students we also offer additional GCSE options such as Music Technology outside of normal curriculum hours, these lessons take place after school.