Key Stage 4 Curriculum
All pupils study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Sciences (unless taking Separate Sciences), and Physical Education. Religious & Philosophical Education, Citizenship, Careers education, Sex education, Work Related Learning and PSHE are all delivered through a mixture of cross curricular links and collapsed timetable conference days.
All pupils in Key Stage 4 have the opportunity to study GCSE examinations (and other qualifications at an equivalent level) in a range of subjects. Pupils also have the opportunity to study additional GCSEs, for example Psychology, through our extra-curricular provision. The most able mathematicians may also be entered for further qualifications including GCSE Statistics. Those pupils who wish to improve their mathematical skills may also access free tutoring outside of the school day. Every pupil has access to a curriculum that is broad, balanced and provides a wide variety of choice for Post 16 Education.
There is a strong and supportive pupil guidance process to assist pupils in making the best choices for courses to study in KS4. The school has a clear expectation that students should continue to study a Modern Foreign Language at KS4 unless there are exceptional reasons why that would not be appropriate; for a small number of KS4 students, additional literacy lessons are provided. Students opt for three subjects in addition to their MFL choice.