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Key Stage 4

Years 10 and 11

In KS4, we aim to support students in achieving their potential at GCSE and encourage them in becoming responsible citizens as they consider their future role in society.

At Key Stage 4, all students are required to study all of the core GCSE subjects as well as choosing a further three optional GCSE subjects. Non-examined PSHE lessons are taught once per week by the Head of Year, and all students take part in Whole Year Games.

If students want to change their Key Stage 4 curriculum, they should speak in the first instance to Mrs Neal and take note of our GCSE Curriculum Protocol.

GCSE Core Courses:

  • English (Language & Literature)
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • a language (Latin, French, German or Spanish)

Non-examined Courses:

  • Core Physical Education
  • PSHE

Optional GCSE Subjects:

  • Art and Design (Fine Art)
  • Art and Design (Graphic Communications)
  • Computer Science
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Spanish

Further information regarding all the subjects taught at GCSE can be found in the Key Stage 4 prospectus on the website. Please also refer to the Departmental pages for an overview of each subject (Curriculum: Departments).


Please see the KS4 reporting guidance for parents and carers below.