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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.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

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 ‘Care Support and Guidance’ (PSHE) lessons are taught once per week by the Head of Year, and all students take part in Whole Year Games.

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
  • Care, Support and Guidance

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 (About: Prospectuses). Please also refer to the Departmental pages for an overview of each subject (Curriculum: Departments).

Non-Examined Assessment Guidance 2019-2020