KS4 Course Specification

Key Stage 4 - Years 9, 10 & 11

  • All pupils will study the following subjects during Years’ 9, 10 and 11.
  • GCSE Mathematics (5 periods per week)
  • GCSE English - Language and Literature (5 periods per week)
  • GCSE Science - Combined (4 periods per week)
  • Physical Education (1 period per week)
  • Tutor time (delivering SMSC and IAG)

Pupils will then opt for 1 subjects from the following humanities section (3 periods each a week). All pupils must select at least 1 which is an EBacc subject. Pupils are given guidance in their selection with a view to maximising their progress across a suite of 8 subjects.

  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Geography

Pupils who we feel can be successful in studying a modern foreign language (3 periods each a week) will be given the choice of studying either

  • GCSE French
  • GCSE Spanish

Pupils will then opt for 2 further subjects (3 periods each a week) from the following group. A pupil's pathway for a particular subject will be determined by academic potential and progress, with a view to maximising achievement across 8 subjects. The options include:

GCSE’s in Art, Business, Computing, Drama, ICT, Product Design, Physical Education, RE, History, Geography, Sociology, Triple Science, Media, Statistics, C&G Hair and Beauty, Btec Construction, Btec Engineering, Btec Performing Arts, Btec Hospitality, Btec Health and Social care, Btec sport