Key Stage 4 Curriculum

We have prepared a Curriculum booklet with information about each subject.  Click here to access.

Years 9-11 are the final 3 years of a five year curriculum preparing students to grow, learn and fulfil their potential. This is the final stage of a learning journey that leads to a range of qualifications for students when they reach 16 years old.

Click here to access the KS4 options booklet.

In many ways we offer a traditional curriculum with twin emphases of personal development and academic achievement. For many students they will study a range of separate subjects through their school week. The following table indicates the balance of the subjects taught each two week cycle (each regular lesson =1 hour)

Subject

Hours per week

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English

4

4

4

Mathematics

3

4

4

Combined Science OR

4

4.5

5

Single Sciences

-

6

5

RS

2

2

0

PE

2

1

1

Option A

2

2

2

Option B

2

2

2

Option C

2

2

2

Option D

2

2

2

Option E

-

-

1.5

TOTAL

24

24

24

Purple Pathway*: a bespoke pathway for a small number of students entering Year 9 who have been on the Foundation Purple Pathway and need to continue with literacy and numeracy support.  Students following this pathway will complete the ASDAN CoPE qualifications and in additional qualifications in English, Maths and ICT at the appropriate level ranging from Entry Level to Level 3.  Work experience and preparing for working life is a key part of this curriculum