Introduction to Key Stage 4
As students move into Key Stage 4, some important changes to the curriculum occur and they will need to make some choices about their future learning. In preparation for this, students will have already started to have discussions with their form tutor regarding their career aspirations. Students will be provided with information about the courses available to them in years 10 and 11 on the Key Stage 4 taster day and during lessons.
At Key Stage 4 students will follow a broad and balanced core curriculum consisting of the following subjects:
English, English literature, computing, mathematics, science, personal, social, health and citizenship education, physical education and religious education. Although students are required to undertake all of these subjects, they will have the opportunity to access different courses in science. The subject teacher will be able to guide students in making the most appropriate choice in this subject area.
As well as studying the core curriculum, students have the opportunity to choose up to four other subjects from a set of pathways. There are many different courses on offer that will suit their abilities, interests and career aspirations and enable students to progress onto a range of courses post-16.
Mr Lee Williams
Assistant Headteacher – Curriculum and Learning