Key Stage 4

In Years 9, 10 and 11, learners continue following GCSE specifications for English, Maths and Science as well as their compulsory Physical Education (Year 9 learners also study core ICT for one per week). We begin our Options process towards the end of Year 8 in the spring term where learners are guided carefully onto a range of courses in which they show both interest and aptitude. The majority of learners will study History or Geography as well as a Modern Foreign Language (where appropriate). This will enable the vast majority of our learners to gain accreditation in the necessary subject areas to ensure they meet the requirements of progress 8 and attainment 8 measures, which are enhanced through a rigorous and academic curriculum.

For more information about progress 8 and attainment 8, please click here.

A summary of the Key stage 4 timetable is shown below;

Subject Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 (*legacy curriculum)
English 8 9 8
Mathematics 8 9 7
Science 7 10 9
MFL/Additional literacy or numeracy 4
ICT 2
PE 3 2 2
PSHE/Life 2
Option 1 5 5 10
Option 2 5 5 10
Option 3 5 5
Option 4 5 5
Total 50 hours 50 hours 50 hours

*Legacy curriculum is the previous one-year options that will cease to exist from August 2017.