Students begin their KS4 courses in Year 9.
There is a strong focus at Key Stage 4 on the core academic subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, as well as Languages and Humanities.
This is supported by a flexible personalised curriculum, which can be customised in response to student choice, strengths and needs, rather than a pre-set defined structure. Curriculum time is organised to benefit students and provide opportunities for support, learning reinforcement and challenge.
Students studying a language at KS4 are required to also choose either History GCSE or Geography GCSE as one of their other Key Stage 4 choices. We also provide opportunities for students to take qualifications in many diverse community Languages eg Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Polish, Tamil, Russian, Turkish.
Specialist intervention programmes successfully run through KS4 with ‘booster’ provision in Maths, English and Science, to support students to become successful in these key subjects.
Our most able students are supported to take GCSE exams early.