Option Subject Information

Information videos about all of our option subjects are available to view on our KS4 Options playlist on Youtube. Just click the following link to view them: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk-kuU6_tGlioqWO6D6qz1-5-bgQYSsUP


Key Stage 4 Curriculum Overview

At Benfield School we are able to offer a broad and balanced range of subjects to our Key Stage 4 students. Some of these are compulsory (those that the Government and/or school says you must do) and some optional (you choose them).

 We have therefore divided our Key Stage 4 Curriculum into two parts:

  1.  The Core Curriculum
  2.  Option Subjects


The Core Curriculum

 The core curriculum includes those subjects that are compulsory for all students in Year 10 and 11:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Core PE
  • Registration

All students in school also follow a program of activities to help them track and improve their academic performance and experience a broad range of activities including RE, PSHE, CEIAG and Enterprise etc. At Benfield School we deliver this through our daily Tutorial programme, and themed drop-down days throughout the year.


Option Subjects

 For 2021, our option subjects are:


Art & Design

Computer Science

Creative iMedia



Food Preparation & Nutrition



Health & Social Care


Philosophy & Ethics

Product Design





More information can be found on all of these subjects in the Year 9 Subject Information 2021 booklet. A link for this document is included below.