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This encompasses years 10 and 11 and comprises core subjects (English, English Literature (Year 10), Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Personal Health and Social Education) studied by all students and option subjects in which the students can specialise. An extensive programme of guidance is delivered to students in year 9 which prepares them for the choices they will make based upon their own abilities, aspirations and strengths.
Most students will study up to as many as ten subjects to external examination level. This will vary according to the student’s individual strength and abilities.
The courses on offer are reviewed annually to ensure that the school conforms to National Curriculum specifications. Several courses, including Business Studies, DT, ICT, Drama and Science Departments offer the opportunity to study for a BTEC qualification:
|Key Stage 4. Years 10 – 11||Subjects Studied|
|Subjects studied by all students||Year 11: English language and English Literature (6), Mathematics (6), Core Science (10), Additional Learning (3), PE (3), RS (1) PHSE & Careers*
Year 10: English language and English Literature (8), Mathematics (7), Core Science (9), PE (4), RS (1). PHSE & Careers*
|Subjects from which the students have the opportunity to specialise in. All option subjects are taught for 5 hours across the timetable cycle.||Art (Fine or Visual), Business Studies, Catering, Child Development, Electronics, Product Design, Health and Social Care, Textiles, Drama, Geography, History, ICT, Computer Science, French, Spanish, Law, Music, PE, Psychology, Religious Studies, Science Triple Award. (All 5)|