A child of Key Stage 4 will have developed the independence, resilience and character traits required in order to prepare them to make a success of their lives. They have experienced a broad variety of topics but also studied many in-depth, developing expertise in a range of subject specialisms which will enable them to make informed decisions as to what to study beyond key stage 4.
At Key Stage Four we offer full GCSE courses in the following
• English Literature and Language • Mathematics • Science (Triple Science is available as an option)
Students are given additional time in the core subjects of English, maths and science to ensure that students has the essential skills needed for life and to access the full curriculum.
Students can then select to follow a guided pathway; EBACC, Level 2 or Vocational. They have a choice from the following subjects; • GCSE History or Geography • GCSE Spanish • GCSE Computing • GCSE Art & Design • GCSE Religious Studies • GCSE Citizenship • GCSE Design Technology • GCSE Photography • BTEC Hospitality & Catering • BTEC Construction • BTEC PE • BTEC Creative Media Production • CACHE Child Care • BTEC Business Studies BTEC Music • BTEC Performing Arts/Drama
Students are prepared for life beyond school and have financial awareness to ensure they are prepared for things like budgeting, payslips and interest rates later on in life. An emphasis on reading continues in Year 10 DEAR where the exposure that students have received to a variety of challenging texts means that they are inquisitive thinkers and are able to critique and challenge the status quo, to be reflective and adaptive, they are able to problem solve, to plan and strategise, they take enjoyment from reading.
We are committed to providing high quality, impartial careers information, advice and guidance to every student throughout their school career. We ensure that students come in to contact with employers to encourage students to aspire, make good choices and understand what they need to do to reach and succeed in the careers to which they aspire to.