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Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 continues to develop each individual by supporting and challenging them in and out of the classroom, with the aim of  enabling all students to gain the skills and qualifications they will need to progress on to further education and employment.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum consists of compulsory core subjects and option subjects from which students make a choice: 

Core subjects

  • English (Language and Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (combined)
  • Religious Studies
  • Non-examination Physical Education

Mandarin - this course is available only to the Mandarin Excellence class.

Option subjects

The choice of options depends on the interests and ability of the individual. Students choose up to four optional studies from the list below and are allowed a free choice. Where English is a second language or there is another identified special need, students may reduce the number of option subject and be supported in the time made available.


Fine Art  Media Studies
Art and Design - Textiles  MFL: French
Business Studies GCSE MFL: German
Computing  MFL: Spanish
Design & Technology Music (BTEC)
Drama (BTEC) Sociology
Finance - Technical Certificate  Sport Studies (GCSE)
Food Preparation and Nutrition Travel and Tourism
Geography Triple Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
History GCSE Study Support


All students complete work experience in Year 10 in conjunction with a careers programme, which builds on the work completed in Key Stage 3

Relationships and Sex Education is provided in tutor time, science and drop-down days.

A booklet containing details of all the courses can be downloaded via the link below. 


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