KEY STAGE 4 CURRICULUM 2012/13
Key Stage 4 – students in years 10 and 11 follow personalised pathways
The cohort is divided into 2 teaching bands
Students follow a compulsory core of English, Maths, Science, MFL, PSHE and PE.
English – 4 hours per week
All students study and are entered for GCSE English Language or GCSE English
The vast majority also study GCSE English Literature
MFL – 2 or 3 hours per week
The vast majority of our students study and are entered for at least one Modern Foreign Language at either GCSE or NVQ
Maths – 4 hours per week
All students study and are entered for GCSE Mathematics.
Some students are given the opportunity to study GCSE Statistics
Science – 3 or 5 hours per week
Over half our student follow double Science and 30 follow individual Biology, Chemistry and Physics
Additional subjects - 3 hours per week - are selected by students as part of their Key Stage 4 Pathways choices. Those students following Additional Science select 2 pathway subjects, and Single Science students select 3 Pathways subjects. For 2011 the Pathways subjects include:
Art Business Dance Drama
Food Technology Geography History ICT
Music Outdoor Education PE RE
Most subjects are working towards a GCSE, whilst Languages offer NVQ’s to support their students and Business, ICT and Outdoor Education offer BTEC First Certificate and Diploma routes.