Key Stage 4


Year 10

Year 10 is the first year of the students’ preparation for the Level 2 examinations. It is a very important year when firm foundations are set and during which course work in many subjects is started. Modular courses in Science, Maths, Modern Languages, Business Studies, ICT, Travel & Tourism, Media, Sport, Hospitality & Catering and Health & Social Care begin and the examinations taken in these subjects count towards the final grade.

The curriculum is based around the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. The remainder of the curriculum consists of the pathway subjects chosen by students during Year 9. PSHE is taught, as in other years, as a combination of lessons during tutor time in addition where possible, two weekly lessons in which Philosophy and Beliefs and Citizenship is taught. Some students due to taking extra subjects may receive fewer weekly lessons.

Year 11

Year 11 is the final year of the students’ Key Stage 4 studies. It is a busy and very important year in which students will take public examinations in May and June in all of their Level 2 subjects. During Year 11 students continue to follow the core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science as well as their chosen pathway subjects which include the following subjects: Geography History, Business Studies, Engineering, Health and Social Care, Art and Design, Music, Drama, Design Technology, Media, P.E., ICT and Philosophy and Beliefs.

A homework timetable will be issued during the first week of term. This will be written into each student’s Homework Diary. We ask parents to monitor the completion of homework very carefully and to contact us at school if there are any issues regarding homework.