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

Mathematics

OCR GCSE Maths (9-1) J560

 

Triple Award from June 2018 Double Award

 

AQA GCSE Biology (8461) AQA GCSE Combined Science:Trilogy (8464)
 AQA GCSE Chemistry (8462)  
AQA GCSE Physics (8463)  

Students must also follow a non-examination course in:

Careers, Enterprise and Work Related Curriculum

 

Health and Sex Education

 

Physical Education

 

Religious Education

 

Options

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 an applied course or choose 4 optional GCSE’s.

GCSE Courses:

Art & Design (GCSE)

 

Year 10

AQA GCSE Art & Design (8201)

Year 11 

 AQA GCSE Art & Design (8201)

Drama (GCSE)

 

Year 10

AQA GCSE Drama (8261)

Year 11

AQA GCSE Drama (8261)

Design and Technology (GCSE)  

Year 10 D & T

AQA GCSE Design and Technology:  (8552)

Year 10 Food

GCSE (9-1) Food Preparation and Nutrition (3560)

Year 11 Product Design

AQA GCSE D&T, Product Design (4555)

Music (GCSE)

 

OCR Music (9-1) - J536 

 

Physical Education 

 

BTEC Firsts

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Sport

                     Year 10 Year 10 - Cambridge National Cert - J813

Year 10 GCSE

AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)

Year 11 GCSE

AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)
Geography   

Year 10

OCR GCSE (9-1) Geography J383

Year 11

OCR GCSE - Geography J383

History (GCSE)

 

Year 10

OCR GCSE (9-1) History  J410

Year 11

OCR GCSE (9-1) History  J410

Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)

 

Year 10

Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies B 1RB0

Year 11

Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies B 1RB0

French (GCSE)

 

Year 10

AQA GCSE French - 8658

Year 11

AQA GCSE French - 8658

Spanish (GCSE)

 

Year 10

AQA GCSE Spanish -8698

Year 11

AQA GCSE Spanish -8698

German (GCSE)

 

Year 10

AQA GCSE German - 8668

Year 11

AQA GCSE German - 8668

Child Development (GCSE)

 
                    Year 10 OCR Child Development Level 1/2 Certificate J818

Year 11

WJEC GCSE in Home Economics:Child Development 4290

Business Studies (GCSE)

 
                     Year 10  OCR Business (9-1) - J204

Year  11

AQA GCSE Business Studies - 4130

Computer Science (GCSE)

 

Year 10

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

Year 11

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

Statistics (GCSE)

 

Year 10 

AQA GCSE Statistics 4310

Further Maths (GCSE) AQA Cert in Further Maths (8360)

Progression:

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 070218

  1. Options booklet 2018
  2. Options form 2018