"In Key Stage 4, continuing improvements mean that the curriculum meets the needs and aspirations of pupils exceptionally well" (OFSTED 2006)
Key Stage 4 is the term given to years 10 and 11. Use the links on the right for more advice and information regarding these years of school life. All pupils study a core programme of: -
- Physical Education
- Religious Studies (year 10)
- Citizenship (year 11)
- Personal, Social and Health Education (including Careers and Education Guidance)
Choices are made at the end of Key Stage 3 for programmes of study for Key Stage 4 and pupils select 1 of 3 pathways depending on their ability and preference for vocational courses.
Choices are made from a range of subjects including Art and Design, Drama, Music, Sports Science, History, Geography, Child Development, Food Technology, Dance and MFL. Vocational courses also include level 1 and 2 courses in Health and Social Care, Sports, Public Services, Hairdressing, Digital Application and Construction. Vocational choices provide the opportunity to develop work-related learning skills prior to leaving compulsory education. Raising aspirations and the identification of appropriate progression routes are the key part of our pupils Key Stage 4 education, alongside the preparation for exams.
All pupils will sit final examinations in all the subjects they have been studying, with the exception of Careers and Education Guidance, Personal, Social and Health Education and Physical Education.