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Key Stage 4 Curriculum

10-day cycle, 50 x 1 hour lessons

5 mins registration (a.m.) + 30 mins tutorial period / assembly / monitoring and guidance (p.m.)

(The numbers in the table refer to the number of periods per cycle)

  Core Curriculum Choices
  En Ma Sc Mfl PE RE OP1 OP2 OP3
Year 10 6 6 9 5 2 2 5 5 5
Year 11 6 6 9 5 2 2 5 5 5

En is English and English Literature

Sc is Science. Either Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Combined Science 


Remaining 3 options – guided choice to ensure curriculum balance from:

    • Creative and Expressive: GCSEs in Art and Design, Drama, Music
    • Humanities: GCSEs in Business, Geography, History
    • Information Technology: GCSE in Computing, BTEC Level 2 Information Technology, Cambridge National in Creative iMedia
    • Technology: GCSEs in Food Preparation and Nutrition, Textiles, Materials, Engineering
    • GCSE in Physical Education, BTEC Level 2 in Sport, Health and Social Care, Travel and tourism and a learning support option.

PSHE, Citizenship and Whole Curriculum Dimensions are delivered by subjects, in tutorial periods and through half termly Focus Days

Details about each course can be found in the Key Stage 4 prospectus.

Link to Key Stage 4 prospectus