Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

During year 9, students and their parents are introduced to the school’s Options programme, which guides students through the process of choosing subjects for KS4 (Years 10 and 11). Here, students select from a range of traditional GCSEs and a small number of vocational (BTEC) subjects. We place a great deal of emphasis on the ‘Ebacc’ subjects (History, Geography, French and Spanish), and strongly recommend that boys take at least one humanity and one language. This is not suitable for all of our students though, and for these students we are able to tailor the most appropriate curriculum. The overwhelming majority of students are able to study their first choice of subjects.  In addition, all students study GCSE English and Mathematics and Science.  For Science, the majority of students study the double award GCSE. Able scientists, however, study Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Three hours per fortnight are dedicated to compulsory Physical Education.

 

The curriculum structure in Years 10 and 11 is:

Subject

Hours per fortnight

English

8

Mathematics

9

Science

9

Physical Education

2

 

 

   

Subject

Hours per fortnight

Option A

5

Option B

5

Option C

5

Option D

5

 PSHE

 2

TOTAL

50

 

Option Subjects

GCSE Subjects

Vocational Subjects

  • Art
  • French
  • DT - Food Technology
  • DT - Graphic Products
  • DT - Resistant Materials
  • Geography

 

  • History
  • ICT
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE
  • Religious Studies
  • Spanish
  • Business Studies (BTEC)
  • Sport (BTEC)
  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) - ASDAN Level 1 / Level 2)