Key Stage 4


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, 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

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 the two top sets 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 2013 the Pathways subjects include:
• Art
• Business
• Dance
• Drama
• Food Technology
• Geography
• History
• Music
• Outdoor Education
• PE
• RE
Most subjects are working towards a GCSE, whilst Business, ICT and Outdoor Education offer BTEC First Awards.

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