The Future - Key Stage 4

The Future - Key Stage 4

At KS4 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 Double Science though this can be Triple Science by giving up an option.
  • Core PE

Option Subjects

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

  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE German
  • GCSE Triple Science
  • GCSE Religious Education
  • GCSE Art
  • GCSE Physical Education
  • BTEC Business Studies
  • BTEC Travel and Tourism
  • BTEC Certificate in Digital Technologies
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Health and Social Care
  • GCSE Music
  • RSL Performing Arts

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.

Design for all

Design For All

In our secondary Academies we currently run the Design for All programme which has been extremely successful. This programme teaches Product Design to our students which teaches them cutting edge skills to prepare them for the workforce of tomorrow. It is our intention that the 9th subject will be Product Design for all students.

Focus Days

Focus Days

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.

Course content

Course Content

Full course content descriptors including chosen examination boards will be completed as we approach students entering Key Stage 4.