KS4 (Years 10 & 11)

Core subjects

Core subjects: English and maths have 5 periods each week, Science is taught for 4 periods unless students are on the triple pathway, in which case they are taught for 6 periods. PE has 2 periods each week to ensure students lead an active lifestyle to promote physical and mental well-being. Sports Science continues to be delivered as a development from Key Stage 3 for 1 hour a week in which students will obtain a qualification within this field. Students are also able to opt for the qualifications to achieve the English Baccalaureate qualification and have between 2 and 3 periods per week in their option subjects dependent on the pathway suited to their individual needs.

Pathways

We operate a pathways approach where students are guided towards a pathway which is most suited to their academic ability. We operate 3 pathways at present, each pathway has a different core package where the level and type of qualification is suited to the learners’ ability. There is also flexibility within this, and pupils are able to move onto different qualifications depending on progress and attainment. We have ensured that our Key Stage 4 curriculum has a range of applied subjects within it to ensure students have the right courses available to engage them and prepare them for adult life and the world of work and careers.

Students following all three pathways are able to choose a combination of subjects enabling them to achieve the English Baccalaureate.

Please see the document on the main curriculum page for hours delivered within each pathway at Key Stage 4.

Purple Pathway

(Triple Science Pathway)

Gold Pathway

(Academic/Vocational)

Red Pathway

(Academic/Vocational)

English/Literature GCSEs English / Literature GCSE English / Literature GCSE
Maths GCSE Maths GCSE Maths GCSE
Triple Science – Biology/Chemistry/Physics Trilogy Science Trilogy Science
History Or Geography or Spanish Or French Or Computer Science History Or Geography or Spanish Or French Or Computer Science Geography
Option 2 Option 2 Option 2
Option 3 Option 3 Option 3
Personal Development Programme Personal Development Programme Personal Development Programme
Sport Qualification Sport Qualification Sport Qualification
Enterprise BTEC (changing Sept 2021) Enterprise BTEC (changing Sept 2021) Enterprise BTEC (changing Sept 2021)

The following documents provide the rationale and process of the curriculum offered in years 7-9:

Implementation

 

Inter-Leaving Curriculum