At Key Stage 4 the Academy will follow a more traditional curriculum with 14 of 25 hours dedicated to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.
Students will study a total of 9 GCSE equivalent subjects at Level 1 or 2.
The Core Subjects
Students will study:
- GCSE English Language
- GCSE English Literature
- GCSE Mathematics
- GCSE Combined Science though this can be Separate Sciences, if this is chosen as an Option Subject
- Core PE
In Year 9 students will choose four subjects from the following list:
- GCSE Art
- GCSE Business Studies
- GCSE Computer Science
- GCSE Design Technology
- GCSE Geography
- GCSE German
- GCSE History
- GCSE Religious Studies
- GCSE Triple Science
- GCSE Physical Education
- OCR Cambridge National Helth and Social Care (Lvl 2)
- BTEC Music Practice (Lvl 2)
- OCR Cambridge National Creative iMedia (Lvl 2)
- Tech Award Drama (Performing Arts) (Lvl 2)
Please note that as the government changes the curriculum these subjects may change.
Students must pick at least one ‘English Baccalaureate Subject’ from the above which are History, Geography, a Language, Triple Science or Computer Science.
Key Stage 4 Options Site
To learn more about the subjects available, including links to careers and the future, please visit our Key Stage 4 Options Site.
Focus Days collapse the timetable for all students once every two weeks. During this period either a Department takes a year group or the year group concentrates on an area such as RE, Citizenship, Enterprise, Careers, research skills and a number of other areas. Alternatively this time can be used to go on trips or bring in inspirational speakers for the students. As well as the benefits of focussed time for the students, organising the curriculum this way ensures time is not ‘stolen’ when students go on trips and one department is left free to concentrate on CPD.
To discover how we sequence and deliver the curriculum, please visit the individual subject pages from the links above.