Key Stage 4
Our aim is to equip every student by the age of 16 for continuing education and a balanced, healthy adult life. We will offer a range of KS4 qualifications to help every student gain self-worth and a sense of achievement, including GCSE and GCSE short courses, Entry Level Certificates (ELC) and BTEC courses. We will support every student to move on to appropriate post-16 education.
BTECs give students the skills they need to either move on to higher education or go straight into employment. For instance, a BTEC National Certificate in Business would cover all aspects of business including marketing, law, human resources and accounting.
- ELCs are primarily targeted at students who are working at a level below that required for a Grade G at GCSE.
- They are designed to be accessible to a wide range of learners, including adults seeking to improve their basic skills, those returning to employment after a long break, and people with learning difficulties.
We will follow the National Curriculum and are mindful of the review that is currently taking place. Our Key Stage 4 Curriculum is provisional at this stage, because options and courses are currently changing and developing both nationally and locally.
- English Language and English Literature GCSE
- Maths GCSE
- Science and additional science GCSEs with a pathway for separate sciences
- A choice of modern foreign language
- A choice of four technology subjects
- Religious Studies
- Physical Education
- Critical thinking
- Art & Design GCSE
- Business Studies or Economics GCSE
- Drama GCSE
- Dance or PE GCSE
- Media Studies GCSE
- Music GCSE
- Separate Triple Science GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
- Information and Communication Technology GCSE
- Additional MFL GCSE
- Additional Humanities GCSE