KS4 Subject Curriculum

At Key Stage 4, the majority of students follow courses that generally lead to ten or more GCSEs (or their equivalent).

All students take English (Language and/or Literature), Mathematics, Science (Core, Additional or Triple) and Religious Education. There are also non-examined lessons in Physical Education, Personal, Social, Citizenship Educiation.

Additional GCSE choices are made from History, Geography, Design Technology (including Product Design, Graphic Products or Textiles Technology), French, Spanish, ICT, Art, Music, Media Studies, Drama, Sociology, Health and Social Care.

There are also a range of vocational options including Vocational Studies, BTECs in Sport, Business, Creative Media, Health and Social Care. 

To find out more about these subjects please click on the links below. 

Expected Progress

From the end of Key Stage 3 to the end of Key Stage 4 based on national expectation and data generated by OFSTED the following links exist between achievement at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) and likely achievement at the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11).

Other factors such as attendance, motivation and behaviour will impact on the progress made by students during Key Stage 4. We are working towards all students achieving at least 5 GCSEs with English and Maths.

  NC Level End of Year 9 GCSE/BTEC Target Grade Post 16 Progression
  4 E Foundation Diploma, BTEC Introductory Diploma, City & Guilds Level 1, NVQ Level 1
  4/5 D BTEC Diploma, City & Guilds Level 2, Apprenticeship, NVQ Level 2, GCSEs, Higher Diploma
National Benchmark 5/6 C/PASS BTEC Extended Diploma, City & Guilds Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship, NVQ Level 3, A Levels, Advanced Diploma
  6 B/MERIT BTEC Extended Diploma, City & Guilds Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship,
NVQ Level 3, A Levels, IBD - The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Advanced Diploma
  7

A/A*

DISTINCTION

BTEC Extended Diploma, City & Guilds Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3, A Levels, IBD - The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Advanced Diploma

 

GCSE Art and Design

BTEC Business

BTEC Creative Media Production

GCSE Drama

GCSE English Language and Literature 

GCSE French

GCSE Geography

GCSE Graphics

GCSE History

GCSE Hospitality and Catering

GCSE Mathematics

GCSE Media Studies

GCSE Music

BTEC Performing Arts

GCSE Product Design

KS4 PSHCE

KS4 Physical Education

GCSE Physical Education

GCSE Religious Education

GCSE Core Science

GCSE Additional Science

GCSE Triple Science

GCSE Spanish

BTEC Sport

GCSE Textiles

GCSE Sociology

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