KEY STAGE 4: How is the programme organised?
These are the vital years in preparing for the General Certificate of
Secondary Education (GCSE) and, for some students, GNVQ Part l, Asdan or further
Throughout the Key Stage, students are encouraged to:
become independent learners
develop skills, knowledge and
understanding of themselves and then wider world around them.
Key Stage 4 Years: Core Subjects
Complementing the core curriculum, students select additional Options
from groups of subjects.
Most students are encouraged to take a broad and balanced curriculum.
However there is flexibility within the curriculum to accommodate those students
who have specific learning needs and also students who would gain from more
A planned programme within
Learning for Life to help students to make choices.
Teachers, Tutors and the Careers
Service also offer much guidance and advice to Parent/Carers during this time.
An Options Evening for Year 9
students and the Parents/Carers is arranged during the Spring term.
Choices for the current Year 10 were:
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is reviewed annually and we supply Parents/Carers
and students with information on the courses on a regular basis outlining:-
assessment demands for each
course and ways in which Parents/Carers can assist their child in their studies.
run workshops on ‘coursework’
during parent’s evenings.