KS4 Curriculum

All pupils study English, Mathematics and Science (Core and Additional or Biology, Chemistry and Physics) to GCSE level. We recommend pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum until the end of Year 11 so that no career paths are closed off and every pupil has the opportunity to gain the best possible examination results.

They choose a further four examination subjects (three if taking separate sciences Biology, Chemistry and Physics) from: History, Geography, Spanish, Religious Education, Food, Textiles, Product Design, Art and Design, Performing Arts, Music, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology and Computer Science.

Students' choices are considered in the light of their motivation, past performance, attendance and aptitude. Group numbers and resources may also affect choices. It is school policy to enter students for public examinations when they are ready for them. Consequently some students may take public examinations in some subjects before the end of Year 11.

In addition to examination subjects, all students have classes in Physical Education and Religious Education. Personal, Social, Health and Careers Education are delivered across the curriculum and supplemented through specific themed sessions.

The academic progress of pupils is monitored by the KS4 progress manager and their form tutor.

All pupils have career interviews and receive information about our Sixth Form and about Further and Higher Education. In Year 11 all students are interviewed about their future plans.

 

For more information, please contact the progress manager for your child's year.  This information can be found under Information / Key Contacts.

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