Key Stage 4 Overview

We ensure that all our pupils study a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum by offering all the National Curriculum subjects. We have high expectations of our pupils and their learning is placed at the heart of school life.

We operate a 2-week, 50 hour timetable (5 lessons per day) which allows us to offer a wide range of subjects.

Transitional KS4 Curriculum (September 2021)

As we move from a three-year to a two-year KS4, our current KS4 programme will run its course over the next year. Please see below:

Subject Teaching Hours over 2 weeks
Year 10 Year 11
English 8 8
Maths 8 10
Science 10 8
Option A 4 4
Option B 4 4
Option C 4 4
Option D 4 4
 Option E 4 4
Core PE 2 2
Life 2 2

 

New KS4 Curriculum (From September 2022)

Key Stage 4 pupils follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Life and core PE. The option programme then allows pupils to select four further subjects. We believe this ensures all pupils follow an academically rigorous programme, balanced against personal preference and interests.

Subject Teaching Hours over 2 weeks
Year 10 Year 11
English 8 8
Maths 8 8
Science 8 8
Option A 6 5
Option B 6 5
Option C 5 6
Option D 5 6
Core PE 2 2
Life 2 2

Pupils MUST choose at least one subject from the following GCSE list:

  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Spanish

Then choose their three remaining choices from the subjects above and/ or the following:

  • Art & Design
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Enterprise (BTEC)
  • Food
  • Hairdressing (VTCT)
  • Health & Social Care (BTEC)
  • iMedia (CNAT)
  • Music (BTEC)
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Triple Science

We strongly encourage pupils to choose a language to study at KS4, but this is not compulsory.

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