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KS4 Curriculum


Compulsory Qualifications

The following qualifications are compulsory and all students will take them as part of their KS4 curriculum:


English Language, English Literature, Mathematics & Dual Science and one English Baccalaureate Subject (History, Geography, Computer Science, French, German & Spanish).


No matter what subjects a student takes, they should gain the equivalent of 6 GCSE grades purely from the core offering. It is the Academy’s aim for all students to gain the equivalent of at least 5 A*-C grades by the end of Year 11 and for all students to study at least 8 GCSE or equivalent qualifications. Students also have an hour of non-examined Physical Education.


Optional Qualifications


Students select three additional qualifications, one qualification from each of the option blocks in their pathway. This makes up the remaining hours of the weekly timetable. In addition students MUST select one subject from Languages/History/Geography/Computer Science. More than one of these subjects can be taken.


Students who have an English or Mathematics Level below a Level four and low levels in some competencies may be asked to consider specific vocational programmes which will allow them the best chance to be successful.


Subjects


Art


Business Studies


Childcare


Computer Science


Dance


Drama


Geography


German


Graphic Products


Health and Social Care


History


ICT


Media Studies


Music


Outdoor Pursuits


Panjabi


Portuguese


Product Design


Religious Education


Resistant Materials


Science


Textiles


Travel and Tourism