Our Curriculum Plan

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

When students come to make their options choices for Years 10 and 11, we offer an even wider selection of courses to suit all interests and aspirations. We ensure that all students pursue an ambitious and wide subject offer, with strong encouragement to continue to pursue the ‘facilitating’ A Level subjects and the subjects which make up the EBacc. We also offer a suite of relevant vocational subjects to ensure that all students have relevant and effective pathways to support them to their eventual destinations. All students make four choices – three others if they pursue the Single Sciences.

More details about the Options process and the choices available can be found on our Options mini-site, and you can also see the Options Booklet.

Below is summary of our Key Stage 4 curriculum, including the different subjects that we offer inside and outside of the core curriculum. 

Core subjects - all students

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English

Average minutes a week

240

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Core PE

Average minutes a week

60

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Mathematics

Average minutes a week

240

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Science

Average minutes a week

240

Optional Subjects - EBacc suite

Geography

Average minutes a week

180

German

Average minutes a week

180

History

Average minutes a week

180

Optional Subjects - other options

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Business

Average minutes a week

180

Design and Technology

Food

Average minutes a week

180

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Health and Social Care (BTEC)

Average minutes a week

120

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Religious Studies

Average minutes a week

60

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Computer Science

Average minutes a week

180

Design and Technology

Graphics

Average minutes a week

180

IT

(BTECH)

Average minutes a week

75

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Single Sciences

Average minutes a week

60

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Mathematics

Average minutes a week

240

Design and Technology

Textiles

Average minutes a week

180

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Performing Arts 

(BTECH - Dance/Drama/Music)

Average minutes a week

60

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Sport

BTECH

Average minutes a week

60

The curriculum is based on strong work with exam boards and continually refined and reflected upon by our Curriculum Leaders. It is further underpinned by an assembly rota and form time curriculum, and with a vast array of opportunities for extra-curricular learning and intervention towards success in exams. We continue to deliver our PSHE curriculum to all students but do this through a series of planned mornings throughout the academic year. We also have a significant Careers curriculum which involves significant contact with external employers.