(Key Stage 4; Years 10-11)
In order to meet the needs, interests and aspirations of individual students in Years 10 and 11, the core of compulsory courses is reduced; choice and diversity are expanded. All students continue to study English, maths, science, RE, PE and PSHE. In addition there is a choice of GCSEs in over twenty subjects and a range of vocational and applied options such as BTEC. By working in partnership with other schools, colleges and training providers we maximise our opportunities to provide an appropriate curriculum for each individual.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Details of the curriculum currently being studied by students in the Upper School are available as follows:
Key Stage 4 Curriculum - Guided Choices for 2018-20
Details of the Key Stage 4 curriculum for 2018-20 are outlined to parents of Year 9 students at the Guided Choices evening in January. The Upper School Curriculum Guide 2018-20 is available to download below, together with the Guided Choices form that students completed and returned to the school. These Guided Choices will be available to students starting Year 10 in September 2018.
|Guided Choices form|
|Upper School Curriculum Guide 2018-20|
|Guided Choices presentation given to parents in January 2018|
Coursework and Controlled Assessment
Coursework can form a large part of the assessment for GCSE. Understanding what help you are allowed to provide can be problematic. The JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) have published some guidelines that help parents to understand the rules for the completion of coursework, and other exam-related topics. Click here to visit the 'Examinations' page for more information.