Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

In Years 10 and 11 students typically choose to study 9 separate subject disciplines (6 core qualifications and a choice from 17 distinct qualifications composing their individual 9 subject mix), with students guided toward a differentiated mix of qualifications designed to best facilitate successful future progression based on different starting points. Students are still able to build a subject discipline mix beyond these guided offers if it best supports their aspirations.

The Core curriculum for all is composed of GCSE English Language, GCSE English Literature, GCSE Mathematics, GCSE Combined Science, GCSE Geography or History and PSCHE/RS delivered through the tutorial and assembly time curriculum.

The proportion of students studying the full English Baccalaureate has grown to over 40% (relative to National average for all schools of 35%), with all ‘aspiration route’ students guided to study Spanish, ‘resilience route’ students encouraged and home language qualifications promoted to all.