Key Stage 4
The curriculum aims to promote valuable learning experiences in a range of subjects and is broad and balanced. It should meet all students’ needs and aspirations and has the E-baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects at its core. Students are able to study four subjects alongside the core subjects of English Language and Literature, mathematics, science, religious education and physical education to form the curriculum at Key stage 4. The ambition is that the majority of students will follow the EBacc pathway and the curriculum structure at KS4 is designed to enable students to easily select a humanities and a language subject.
Numerous opportunities exist in Year 9 and beyond, to enable students to continue to experience a wider curriculum through the Tutor, assembly and PSHE programme, as well as trips, study during IT lessons and enhancement. Significant numbers of students engage in music lessons and musical groups and the many curriculum based clubs that operate in the enhancement hour after school. A large number of our students also engage in the DoE Award scheme particularly in year 10 where over 30% complete the Bronze Award.