KS4 Curriculum (Options)

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The Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Curriculum (Revised January 2015)

The curriculum for the 14-16 year olds is organised to meet the needs of students according to their age and abilities.

Students must follow a GCSE Course in:

English (Language and Literature)

AQA GCSE English Language 8700

AQA GCSE English Literature 8702


OCR GCSE Maths (9-1) J560


Double Award AQA Core Science A (4405)
  or AQA Additional Science A (4408)


Triple Award from June 2018 Triple Award fo June 2017


AQA GCSE Biology (8461) AQA GCSE Biology (4401)
 AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462) AQA GCSE Chemistry (4402)
AQA GCSE Physics (8463) AQA GCSE Physics (4403)

Students must also follow a non-examination course in:

Careers, Enterprise and Work Related Curriculum


Health and Sex Education


Physical Education


Religious Education



At Key Stage 4, as well as studying the compulsory subjected listed above, students choose from a variety of options. We operate an options system which aims to give students as much freedom to choose as possible. Students can choose to follow a vocational course, an applied course or choose 4 optional GCSE’s

GCSE Courses:

Art & Design (GCSE)


Year 10

AQA GCSE Art & Design (8200)

Year 11 

 AQA GCSE Art & Design 4200

Drama (GCSE)


Year 10

AQA GCSE Drama (8261)

Year 11

AQA GCSE Drama (4240)

Design and Technology (GCSE)  

Year 10 D & T

AQA GCSE Design and Technology:  (8552)

Year 10 Food

GCSE (9-1) Food Preparation and Nutrition

Year 11 Product Design

AQA GCSE D&T, Product Design (4555)

Music (GCSE)


OCR Music - J535 (from 2012)
OCR Music (9-1) - J536 (from 2016)

Physical Education 


BTEC Firsts

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

Year 10 GCSE

AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)

Year 11 GCSE

AQA GCSE Physical Education (4890)

Year 10

OCR GCSE (9-1) Geography A-J383

Year 11

OCR GCSE - Geography B-J385

History (GCSE)


Year 10

OCR CSE (9-1) History A (Explaining the Modern World)

Year 11

OCR GCSE History B J418

Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)


Year 10

Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies B 1RB

Year 11

OCR Religious Studies B - J621

French (GCSE)


Year 10

AQA GCSE French - 8658

Year 11

WJEC GCSE in French - 4220  (.pdf)

Spanish (GCSE)


Year 10

AQA GCSE Spanish -8698

Year 11

WJEC GCSE in Spanish - 4520 (.pdf)

German (GCSE)


Year 10

AQA GCSE German - 8668

Year 11

WJEC GCSE in German  4260 (.pdf)

Child Care (GCSE)


Year 10 & 11

WJEC GCSE in Home Economics:Child Development 4290

Business Studies (GCSE)


Year 10 & 11

AQA GCSE Business Studies - 4130

Computer Science (GCSE)


Year 10

OCR GCSE - Computer Science (9-1) - J276

Year 11

OCR GCSE - Computer Science  - J275

Statistics and Further maths (GCSE)


Year 10 & 11

AQA GCSE Statistics 4310


At 16 students have a choice of going to  Further Education colleges and 6th Form colleges in Oakham, Stamford, Corby, Leicester or Melton Mowbray. Almost 90% of students go on to Further Education and the remaining 10% go into training schemes, apprenticeships or employment.

update 070217

  1. Year 9 Assembly (Dec 2016)
  2. Options form 2017
  3. Options booklet 2017