Curriculum Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 – 11)

Core Curriculum Subjects

Students develop skills and knowledge in a Key Stage 4 curriculum model which includes the following compulsory areas:

English

English Term 1 Key Stage 4

English Term 2 Key Stage 4

Mathematics

Mathematics Term 1 Key Stage 4

Mathematics Term 2 Key Stage 4

Science

Science Term 1 Key Stage 4

Science Term 2 Key Stage 4

Plus ONE of the following:

Modern Foreign Language

Modern Foreign Languages Term 1 Key Stage 4

Modern Foreign Languages Term 2 Key Stage 4

History

History Term 1 Key Stage 4

History Term 2 Key Stage 4

Geography

Geography Term 1 Key Stage 4

Geography Term 2 Key Stage 4

Additional Core Curriculum Subjects

Ethics

Ethics equips young people with the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in life. Students are coached to develop the key competencies to be successful. Essential time is spent helping students with time management, commitment, motivation and study habits. Students will also learn about their rights, responsibilities and duties, and about laws, justice and democracy.

PE

Students in Year 10 will continue to be offered 3 hours of core Physical Education per fortnight. The aim is to promote a life-long love of participating in physical activity. Students will participate in a wide and varied curriculum in sports and activities such as Handball, Trampolining, Fitness and Gymnastics as well as the more traditional sports of Football and Netball. Students may also begin to study for a Level 2 BTEC Award in Sport which will give them an additional qualification in Year 11.

Students also develop skills and knowledge in selected options subjects.

Options Subjects

It is essential that your child selects subjects that for the next two years of their academic life will enable them to fully develop and enhance their skills and to support their future choices in study, employment and ultimately lifelong learning.

Options 2019-2020

Art GCSE

Art (GCSE) Term 1 Key Stage 4

Art (GCSE) Term 2 Key Stage 4

Child Development and Care – CACHE Level 2 Technical Award

Childcare Term 1 Key Stage 4

Childcare Term 2 Key Stage 4

Computer Science GCSE

Computer Science GCSE Term 1 Key Stage 4

Computer Science GCSE Term 2 Key Stage 4

Creative I-media (OCR)

Creative IMedia OCR Term 1 Key Stage 4

Creative IMedia OCR Term 2 Key Stage 4

Design Technology GCSE

Design & Technology Term 1 Key Stage 4

 

Digital Information Technology – Pearson BTEC L1/L2 Technical Award

Digital Information Technology Term 1 Key Stage 4

Digital Information Technology Term 2 Key Stage 4

Drama – Pearson BTEC L1/L2 Technical Award

Drama BTEC Term 1 Key Stage 4

Drama BTEC Term 2 Key Stage 4

Enterprise – Pearson BTEC L1/L2 Technical Award

Enterprise BTEC Term 1 Key Stage 4

 

Geography – GCSE

Geography Term 1 Key Stage 4

Geography Term 2 Key Stage 4

Graphic Design – NCFE Technical Award

 

Health and Social Care – Pearson Level 2 Technical Award

 

History – GCSE

History Term 1 Key Stage 4

History Term 2 Key Stage 4

Hospitality and Catering – WJEC L1/L2 Technical Award

 

Modern Foreign Language – GCSE

Modern Foreign Languages Term 1 Key Stage 4

Modern Foreign Languages Term 2 Key Stage 4

Music – BTEC Level 2 First Award

 

Photography – GCSE

 

Religious Studies – GCSE

 

Separate Science – GCSE

 

Sport – BTEC Level 2 First Award

 

Alternative curriculum arrangements are provided for students whose needs do not suit the mainstream model.

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