Key Stage 4

Years 10 and 11

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is built around Core compulsory subjects (taken by all students) and Options where students can make a choice as to the subjects chosen. Subject choices are made by students in the Spring Term of year 9 and each child is fully supported throughout this decision.

We invite all students and their families to attend school for a Year 9 Options evening each year, where they can visit Subject Stands to discover all about the Subject Curricula on offer. This event is followed up with every student having a 1-2-1 interview with a member of staff about their future ambitions and thoughts on what they would like to choose.

GCSE Core Subjects

Our students are timetabled to study a certain number of hours of core subjects per 2-week cycle.

  • English Literature (4 hours)
  • English Language (4 hours)
  • Maths (8 hours)
  • Science (Dual Award or Chemistry, Biology and Physics) (12 hours)

GCSE Option Subjects

Students can choose up to 4 option subjects, in which they will be taught 5 hours per cycle. 

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Photography
  • 3D design
  • Textiles
  • Statistics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology

In addition to the above, all students are given 2 hours of Physical Education a week (regardless if they have also chosen it as a GCSE) and Personal, Social & Health Education, which is built into their daily Tutor Programme.

We also offer students the option to take

  • Btec Drama
  • FSMQ Additional Maths

Click here to view our GCSE Revision Lists