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KS4 Curriculum Overview

During Key Stage Four, our students work towards the national qualifications GCSEs and BTECs. The Key Stage Four curriculum must be personalised to the needs of all our young people. We achieve this by making sure the curriculum:

  • Is based on individual pupil needs, their interests and aspirations;

  • takes into account individual ability and potential; and

  • takes into account future learning and/or career pathways.

We need to empower pupils to become increasingly independent learners and prepare them for everyday life and lifelong learning. This includes fostering attitudes and dispositions to support personal development, active citizenship and employability

The National Curriculum at KS4

Compulsory Subjects (All pathways):

  • English Language

  • English Literature   

  • Mathematics & Computing          

  • Science                                      

  • Computing

  • Personal Development, Religious Education (RE) & Sex, Relationships Education (RSE)                          

  • Physical Education                                   

Ebacc Subjects  (Available on all pathways):

  • History

  • Geography                         

  • French

  • Spanish                                 

  • Computer Science

  • Triple Science (Biology; Chemistry; Physics)

Option Subjects (Available on all pathways):

  • Art (Fine Art; Graphics; Craft & Design)

  • Performing Arts (Dance; Drama)

  • Food and Nutrition

  • Design Technology

  • Health & Social Care

  • Digital Information Technology

  • Media Studies

  • Music

  • Music Technology

  • PE

  • Sport

  • Sociology

  • Religious Studies

Setting

Students in Year 10 and Year 11 are set by ability in maths and science. There is also a top set in English on each side of the year group. All other subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

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