At KS4 all students study a core curriculum of English language, English literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, Ethics and physical education.

Students then have the option to follow one of three pathways, for the remaining time in the timetable. The process begins in the spring term of year 8 with an options evening to explain the process and procedure.

The Three Pathways


CORE SUBJECTS Plus 4 GCSEs / BTECs including for most one language and one humanity


CORE SUBJECTS Plus 2 GCSE / BTECs and potentially a College Course in years 10 and 11


CORE SUBJECTS Plus Foundation Learning and potentially a College Course in years 10 and 11
(Students will be invited to participate in this pathway)

Subjects Offered at Key Stage 4 (Resource Allowing)

  • Art
  • BTEC Fashion Design
  • Catering
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Employability Skills
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE
  • Psychology
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Rock School Music
  • Spanish
  • Triple Science

Students are take exams in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science and chosen option subjects; Core Physical Education in KS4 is not examinable.