Key Stage 4

The curriculum in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) gives students some choice but within an overall framework that ensures they enjoy a broad and balanced education. All students follow a common core of subjects and supplement this with four option choices.

Art - Fine Art Computing Design and Technology - Graphic Communication Design and Technology - Graphic Products Design and Technology - Product Design Textiles Drama English Food French Geography German History Mathematics Music Physical Education Religious Studies (Full Course) Religious Studies (Short Course) Science - Biology Science - Chemistry Science - Physics

Year 10

Equivalent weekly totals

In Year 10 students have 3 hours for each of the sciences over 2 weeks plus 1 hour Science tutorial. This means that they have a total of 5 hours per week in the sciences. Students are set in English, Mathematics and Science.

English 3
Mathematics 3 1/2
Biology 1 1/2
Chemistry 1 1/2
Physics (inc. Science tutorial) 2
Option 1 (MFL) 2 1/2
Option 2 (Humanities) 2 1/2
Option 3 2 1/2
Option 4 2 1/2
PE 2
RS – Core 1
PSHE 1/2

Year 11

In Year 11 there is an increase of English teaching by ½ hour and an increase in Science by 1 hour per week. Core PE reduces to 1 hour per week and PSHE reduces to 1 hour per fortnight.

English 3 1/2
Mathematics 3
Biology 2
Chemistry 2
Physics 2
Option 1 (MFL) 2 1/2
Option 2 (Humanities) 2 1/2
Option 3 2 1/2
Option 4 2 1/2
PE 1
RS – Core 1
PSHE 1/2