Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4

Expectations are high for our Key Stage 4 students at the Academy. We believe every student can achieve and succeed, whatever their ability. Students are well supported and our outstanding pastoral system links very closely to the curriculum.

At the end of Year 8 students start Key Stage 4 courses following a core curriculum.

An overview of the courses we offer at Key Stage 4 can be found in our KS4 Information Guide .

For full course information about the subjects we offer, such as the exam boards or the specific specification for each course, please see our KS4 Information Guide


Key Stage 4 Core Curriculum

Subject Qualification
English Language & Literature     GCSE
Mathematics          GCSE
Science (Combined) GCSE
Physical Education (Core)    GCSE


Students then choose ONE subject from the following list:

Subject Qualification
History   GCSE
Geography          GCSE


Students then choose THREE to make up the rest of their Key Stage 4 timetable.

Subject Qualification
Art   GCSE
Computer Science           GCSE
Design & Technology   GCSE
Further Science   GCSE
Geography  GCSE
History   GCSE
Media Studies   GCSE
Music   GCSE
Physical Education GCSE
Religious Studies GCSE
Spanish  GCSE

The learning of all students is complemented by a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips, visits and guest speakers that help enhance and develop the curriculum. This encourages the development of a wide range of valuable skills that mean our students are ready for life after Year 11.