Key Stage 4 Curriculum
At Key Stage 4 students study a common core of subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religious Education and Citizenship.
At Key Stage 4 students study a common core of subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religious Education and Citizenship. Students are supported through appropriate information, advice and guidance to follow the Learning Pathway of their choice. This enables students to choose from a wide range of subjects and select the examination courses they wish to study alongside the core subjects.
The curriculum is differentiated and tailored to meet the needs of individual students.
It caters for all students covering both vocational and traditional GCSE subjects.
All subjects lead to GCSE or Vocational qualifications. A work-related learning programme includes work experience and careers guidance for all students.
In years 10 and 11, there are often other additional classes running beyond the normal academy hours and there is an expectation that students will stay for this extra tuition and support.
Students achieve very highly at Key Stage 4 with results that are well above the national averages. Our success is based on high quality teaching, excellent resources, a secure grounding in Key Stage 3 and high aspirations of the teachers, students and parents/carers.
Subjects taught at KS4
Art and Design Business Studies Computer Science
Creative Digital Media DanceDrama
Geography GraphicsHealth & Social Care
History Languages: French, Latin & SpanishMusicPhysical Education
Further information on subject content is available on the Academy website in the Curriculum information section under the Year 9 Options page.
All students receive Physical Education lessons each week.
The students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which involves the use of the sports hall, gymnasiums, fitness centre, astro-turf pitch and playing fields.
Students with SEN
Teaching Assistants provide support to SEN students across the curriculum and where possible, students with SEN are integrated into mainstream lessons with the support of Teaching Assistants.
Where appropriate SEN students are given additional time and
support with English and Maths and access to curriculum that has been designed to develop life skills.