Key Stage 4

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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:

Options Subjects

In Year 9 students will choose four subjects from the following list:

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

Focus Days collapse the timetable for all students. We aim for at least one Focus Day each half term and will introduce more as our capacity grows.

During this period either a Department takes a year group or the year group concentrates on Personal Development in areas such as RSE, RE, Citizenship, Enterprise, Careers, research skills and others.

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.

Course Content

To discover how we sequence and deliver the curriculum, please visit the individual subject pages from the links above.