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Key Stage 4 Curriculum

The curriculum at Key Stage 4

When pupils move into Key Stage 4 they do not all follow exactly the same curriculum. At the end of Year 8 students are guided to follow one of three curriculum pathways based on their individual abilities and talents. Each pathway allows them to choose between 3 and 4 subjects to follow. They are guided to pursue these choices on the basis of their individual needs and abilities and with a view to ensuring that they are given the greatest opportunity to achieve during Key Stage 4.

In Key Stage 4 all pupils study English, mathematics, science, PE and religious studies. In addition, they can study from a range of subjects across the curriculum depending upon their individual interests and future plans.

Present Year 9 Curriculum

Subject

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

English 4 hours (GCSE English Language & Literature 4 hours (GCSE English Language & Literature 4 hours (GCSE English Language & Literature
Maths 4 hours (GCSE Maths & Higher Maths) 4 hours (GCSE Maths) 4 hours (GCSE Maths)

Science

7 hours (Triple Science)

4 hours (Double Science)

4 hours (Double Science)

CitRS (Citizenship, RS, PSHE & Careers)

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

Physical Education (PE)

3 hours (GCSE PE or Health & Fitness Qualification) 3 hours (GCSE PE or Health & Fitness Qualification) 3 hours (GCSE PE or Health & Fitness Qualification)

Geography or History Option

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

Option 1

3 hours

3 hours (French or Spanish)

3 hours

Option 2

-

3 hours

3 hours

 

Present Year 10 Curriculum

Subject

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

English

4 hours (GCSE English language & literature)

4 hours (GCSE English language & literature)

4 hours (GCSE English language & literature)

Maths

4 hours (GCSE Maths & High Maths)

4 hours (GCSE maths)

4 hours (GCSE maths)

Science

7 hours (Triple Science)

4 hours (Double Science)

4 hours (Double Science)

CitRS (Citizenship, RS, PSHE & Careers)

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

Physical Education (PE)

3 hours (GCSE PE or Health & Fitness Qualification)

3 hours (GCSE PE or Health & Fitness Qualification)

3 hours (GCSE PE or Health & Fitness Qualification)

Geography or History Option

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

Option 1

3 hours

3 hours (French or Spanish)

3 hours

Option 2

-

3 hours

3 hours 

 

Present Year 11 Curriculum

Subject

Pathway 1

Pathway 2

Pathway 3

English

5 hours (GCSE English language & literature) 5 hours (GCSE English language & literature) 5 hours (GCSE English language & literature)

Maths

4 hours (GCSE Maths & Higher Maths)

4 hours (GCSE Maths)

4 hours (GCSE Maths)

Science

7 hours (Triple Science)

4 hours (Double Science)

4 hours (Double Science)

CitRS (Citizenship, RS, PSHE & Careers)

1 hour

1 hour

1 hour

Physical Education (PE)

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

Geography or History Option

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

Option 1

3 hours

3 hours (French or Spanish)

3 hours

Option 2

-

3 hours

3 hours