Key Stage 4 Curriculum
We believe that our curriculum is flexible enough to meet the individual needs of all our students in Years 10 and 11. Some subjects (the core) are compulsory, but we also offer the opportunity for students to make choices about subjects to study, supporting their core curriculum. We cover all the entitlement areas required by the National Curriculum.
The core subjects which all students study include English, mathematics, science, physical education, religious studies and PSHE. The amount of time devoted to each subject is as follows:
|English||7 hours per fortnight|
|Mathematics||7 hours per fortnight|
|Science||8 hours per fortnight|
|Physical Education||4 hours per fortnight|
|Religious Studies||2 hours per fortnight|
While ICT is no longer taught as a discrete subject, it is used as a tool to support learning across the whole curriculum.
In addition, students are able to choose from a wide range of option choices. These include both traditional GCSEs as well as a range of other courses which are equivalent to GCSEs. Students have four slots on their timetable which are filled with option subjects (5 hours per slot).