Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 – students in years 10 and 11 follow personalised pathways.

Core Subjects

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

English – 4 lessons 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 lessons 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 – 6 or 9 lessons per week
Around one third of our Year 11 students follow individual sciences:
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.

All Year 10 students currently follow the individual sciences.

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Option Subjects

Additional subjects – 4 lessons per week – are selected by students as part of their Key Stage 4 Pathways choices. For 2019/20 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
Child CareTBC-
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
EngineeringTBC-
FoodAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Food Preparation and NutritionAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Food Preparation and Nutrition
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 FrenchAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in French
SpanishAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Spanish-
ICTOCR Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Computer ScienceOCR Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science
ComputingOCR Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Computer ScienceOCR Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Computer Science
Music--
PEAQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education
OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies
AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Physical Education
OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Sport Studies
RE-AQA Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in Religious Studies Specification A

 

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