Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 – students in years 10 and 11 follow personalised pathways. The cohort is divided into 2 teaching bands.

Core Subjects

Students follow a compulsory core of English, Maths, Science, Personal Development and PE.

English – 4 hours per week
All students study and are entered for GCSE English Language –  AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in English Language
and GCSE English Literature – AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in English Literature.

Maths – 4 hours per week
All students study and are entered for GCSE Mathematics – AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Mathematics.
Students studying individual Sciences also study GCSE Statistics – AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Statistics.

Science – 3 or 5 hours per week
Around one third of our students follow individual
Biology –  AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Biology,
Chemistry –  AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Chemistry,
Physics – AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physics
with the remaining students studying Trilogy Science (double award) – AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Combined Science: Trilogy.

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Option Subjects

Additional subjects – 3 hours per week – are selected by students as part of their Key Stage 4 Pathways choices. For 2018/19 the Pathways subjects include:

Subject
Year 10 Course
Year 11 Course
ArtPearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Art and Design / Art, Craft and DesignPearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Art and Design / Art, Craft and Design
BusinessPearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in BusinessPearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Business
DramaPearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in DramaPearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Drama
Design TechnologyAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Design and TechnologyAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Design and Technology
FoodAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Food Preparation and NutritionNCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery
NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Food and Cookery
GeographyAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in GeographyAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Geography
HistoryPearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in HistoryPearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in History
FrenchAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in French
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Spanish
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AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Spanish
ICTTBCPearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Digital Applications
ComputingOCR Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Computer ScienceOCR Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science
Music
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AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Music
PEAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical EducationAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education
REAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Religious Studies Specification AAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Religious Studies Specification A

 

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