Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

In Years 10 and 11, we offer a wide range of courses alongside our core curriculum of English, maths, science, ethics, philosophy and religion and PE.

There are a range of GCSE qualifications and other accredited courses to meet the needs of all our students and each course offered has a clear progression pathway to Post-16 education and employment.

We place a strong emphasis on ensuring academic rigour with our curriculum; because of this, we are able to offer the vast majority of our students the opportunity to gain the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) qualification.

The following courses are all offered to lead to a GCSE qualification:

Faculty Qualifications
Art, Design & Technology
  • Art & Design – GCSE
  • Hospitality and Catering – Vocational Award
  • Photography – GCSE
  • Religious Studies– GCSE
  • History – GCSE
  • Geography – GCSE
  • English Literature – GCSE
  • English Language – GCSE
  • Mathematics – GCSE
  • Combined Science Trilogy – GCSE
  • Biology – GCSE
  • Chemistry – GCSE
  • Physics – GCSE
  • French – GCSE
  • German – GCSE
  • Spanish – GCSE
  • Urdu – GCSE
  • Arabic – GCSE
  • PE – GCSE
  • Health and Fitness – Technical Award
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Business Studies – GCSE
  • Computing – GCSE
  • Creative iMedia – Cambridge National
  • Enterprise Tech Award – BTEC
  • Drama – GCSE
Social Sciences
  • Child Development – Cambridge National
  • Health and Social Care Tech Award – BTEC
  • Psychology – GCSE
  • Sociology – GCSE

For some students a GCSE course is not the appropriate qualification for them to study. In order to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of all of our students, we offer the following accredited courses:

Faculty Qualifications
  • English Entry Level – Entry Level
  • Maths Entry Level – Entry Level
  • Science Entry Level – Entry Level
  • Personal Development – Bronze / Silver / Gold
  • English for Speakers of other Languages

For further information regarding the curriculum in Years 10 and 11, please see the curriculum guides in the curriculum section of the website or contact:

Mr M. Lea (Deputy Headteacher)

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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