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Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, over the course of the fortnight student follow a curriculum which comprises of Core subjects and options subjects.

Due to current changes in GCSEs, the amount of hours given to subjects in the year groups is different, to reflect the differences in the courses they are following. All students follow a Core Programme of Maths, English, Science and RE.

Students are able to choose from a range of options and receive 5 hours teaching in the majority of these subjects.  In Year 10, students receive 5 hours teaching of subjects in the Languages and Humanities option block, and 4 hours teaching of subjects in the other option blocks.

The options subjects at Key Stage 4 include GCSEs in History, Geography, French, Spanish, Dance, Music, Drama, Art, Business, Media Studies, PE, Food Technology, Textiles, Product Design and Electronics.  In addition we offer a range of BTECs in ICT, Business Studies, Engineering.  Students also participate in programmes in PHSCEE, ICT Dida and Core PE.

The school aims to give all students the opportunity to undertake the EBacc range of subjects, and offers advice to help students and their parents make an informed choice during options events in Year 8.

Curriculum 2016/17
Subject Hours Per Week – Year 9
English – 8
Maths – 7
Science – 8
RE – 4
PE – 2
PHSCE – 1
Option A – 5
Option B – 5
Humanities – 5
Languages – 5
Core IT – 0

Subject Hours Per Week – Year 10
English – 8
Maths – 7
Science – 10
RE – 4
PE – 2
PHSCE – 1
Option A – 4
Option B – 4
Humanities – 5
Languages – 5
Core IT – 0

Subject Hours Per Week – Year 11
English – 8
Maths – 7
Science – 10
RE – 4
PE – 2
PHSCE – 0
Option A – 4
Option B – 4
Humanities – 5
Languages – 5
Core IT – 1