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Key Stage 4

Our aim is to equip every student by the age of 16 for continuing education and a balanced, healthy adult life. We will offer a range of KS4 qualifications to help every student gain self-worth and a sense of achievement, including GCSE and GCSE short courses, Entry Level Certificates (ELC) and BTEC courses. We will support every student to move on to appropriate post-16 education.

BTECs give students the skills they need to either move on to higher education or go straight into employment. For instance, a BTEC National Certificate in Business would cover all aspects of business including marketing, law, human resources and accounting.

  • ELCs are primarily targeted at students who are working at a level below that required for a Grade G at GCSE. 
  • They are designed to be accessible to a wide range of learners, including adults seeking to improve their basic skills, those returning to employment after a long break, and people with learning difficulties.

We will follow the National Curriculum and are mindful of the review that is currently taking place. Our Key Stage 4 Curriculum is provisional at this stage, because options and courses are currently changing and developing both nationally and locally.


Core subjects:

  • English Language and English Literature GCSE
  • Maths GCSE
  • Science and additional science GCSEs with a pathway for separate sciences
  • Geography
  • History and Ancient History
  • A choice of modern foreign language
  • A choice of four technology subjects
  • Religious Studies
  • Physical Education
  • Critical thinking
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education

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  • Art & Design GCSE
  • Business Studies or Economics GCSE
  • Classical Civilisation GCSE
  • Drama GCSE
  • Dance or PE GCSE
  • Latin and Greek GGCSE
  • Media Studies GCSE
  • Music GCSE
  • Separate Triple Science GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Information and Communication Technology GCSE
  • Additional MFL GCSE
  • Additional Humanities GCSE

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