Key Stage 4
All Key Stage 4 students follow a course leading to public examinations [GCSE or BTEC] in a range of subjects, including a minimum core of English, Maths Science and Religious Studies, as well as non-examination courses in PE. PSHE and Citizenship are also taught during drop down days and form periods.
A large majority also study a Modern Foreign Language, and most students take either History or Geography, giving them the complete range of EBAC subjects.
During Year 9 students choose the subjects they will follow in Years 10 and 11. Students follow one of two pathways leading to GCSE and vocational Level 2 qualifications. Maths, English, Science and Religious Studies continue to be set within each of the bands. Optional subjects run across the entire year group and may be completely mixed ability.
Year 9 - Option Choices
Following the trial run for option choices, we have made some changes to our GCSE option blocks to allow some more combinations of subjects. Students can now complete their final option choices by completing the online options form that will go live on Monday 7th June 2021. The deadline for completing and submitting the form Wednesday 16th June 2021. The link to the forms will be sent by email.
Families still have access to the GCSE Options Information booklet and pre-recorded options presentations to inform their choices.
To access the GCSE Options Information booklet click here.
To access the presentations click here.
For more information, please contact Mrs S Thompson (Curriculum Deputy) or Mr M Todd (Assistant Headteacher – Options).
For Year 10 Curriculum Booklet 2021 - 2022 please click here.
For Year 11 Curriculum Booklet 2021 - 2022 please click here.