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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 accreditation.

 

Throughout the Key Stage, students are encouraged to:

 

q       become independent learners

q       develop skills, knowledge and understanding of themselves and then wider world around them.

 

Key Stage 4 Years: Core Subjects

 

        

         English

         Double Science

         Mathematics

         Religious Education

 

 

  Information Technology

  Physical Education

  Learning for Life (incorporating

  PSHE/Careers)

 

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 specialisation.

 

There is:

 

q       A planned programme within Learning for Life to help students to make choices.

 

q       Teachers, Tutors and the Careers Service also offer much guidance and advice to Parent/Carers during this time.

 

q       An Options Evening for Year 9 students and the Parents/Carers is arranged during the Spring term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choices for the current Year 10 were:

 

 

         Block 1                                      Block 2                                     Block 3

 

       Asdan

       Food Studies

       Resistant Materials

       Textiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Asdan

     Art

     Business Studies

     Drama

     Music

     History

     Geography

 

   Asdan

   Art

   Business Studies

   Drama

   Music

   History

   Geography

   Movement Studies

   Information Technology

   Media Studies

   R.E.

2nd Modern Foreign Lang.

   Literacy

G.N.V.Q Part l Leisure & Tourism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Information Technology

    Movement Studies

    Media Studies

    R.E.

 2nd Modern Foreign Lang.

    Literacy

 

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:-

 

q       course content

 

q       assessment demands for each course and ways in which Parents/Carers can assist their child in their studies.

 

q       run workshops on ‘coursework’ during parent’s evenings.