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Key Stage 4 Overview

Years 9, 10 and 11

Courses lead to recognised public examinations. All students follow a ‘core curriculum’. Science comprises Core and Additional science. The most able science students follow three separate sciences, biology, chemistry and physics.

Most students also choose 4 option subjects, one of which must be French, Geography or History. Those students for whom this is not appropriate follow a reduced curriculum.

Core Curriculum time (hours) Options (5 hours)
English 8 Art History RMT
Maths 8 Child Development iMedia Textiles
Science 8 Drama Music (GCSE) Business Studies
RE/Careers 4 Food (GCSE) Music (BTEC)  
PE 2 Food (BTEC) PE (GCSE)  
    Geography Photography