Key Stage 4
In the spring of Year 9 students have the opportunity to opt for a selection of GCSE and vocational courses as appropriate to their ability. The great majority of students study a core of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Statistics, Core and Additional Science (or by using one option, Triple Science), Citizenship, Physical Education and they continue with their full course GCSE RS. They also have the opportunity to choose 4 option subjects from the following:
Art, Business Studies, Business Studies – BTEC, Catering, Citizenship, Careers, & PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education), Dance, Design Technology - Graphics, Design Technology – Product Design, Drama, English, Food & Nutrition, French, Geography, German, Health & Social Care, History, Information Technology-Option 1 GCSE ICT, Information Technology – Option 2 Computing, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Physical Education - Core, Religious Education – Core GCSE, Science, Science – GCSE Option Triple Award, Sociology, Spanish, Sports Science, Textiles
Pupils are taught Citizenship as a form primarily by the form tutor. However visiting speakers, outside and in-house performances also contribute to the delivery of the subject. The topics covered in KS4 include: Careers, Interview skills, First aid, Global issues, Sexual and relationships education, Work Experience, Careers, Human Rights, Government & Parliament, Post 16 options. Please see the separate sections detailing courses listed under the relevant parents tab at the top of this page.