KS4 Senior Curriculum

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The Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) Curriculum (Revised September 2014)

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:

  • Design and Technology
  • English (Language)
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Double Award or Triple Award)
  • Citizenship

Students must also follow a non-examination course in:

  • Careers, Enterprise and Work Related Curriculum
  • Health and Sex Education
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education

Most of our students will also complete a GCSE course in English Literature.


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 (GCSE)
  • Drama (GCSE)
  • Music (GCSE)
  • Physical Education (GCSE or BTEC)
  • Geography (GCSE)
  • History (GCSE)
  • Religious Studies) (GCSE)
  • French (GCSE)
  • Spanish (GCSE)
  • German (GCSE)
  • Child Care (GCSE)
  • Business Studies (GCSE)

Vocational Courses:

  • Small Animal Care
  • Vehicle Maintenance and Repair


At 16 students have a choice of going to the Rutland College or various Further Education colleges and 6th Form colleges in 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.


  1. Senior Curriculum Booklet (2014-2016)