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

Science (Double Award or Triple Award)


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 (GCSE)


Drama (GCSE)


Design and Technology (GCSE)

AQA DT: Product Design (4555)

Music (GCSE)


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

Physical Education (GCSE or BTEC)


Geography (GCSE)


History (GCSE)


Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)


French (GCSE)


Spanish (GCSE)


German (GCSE)


Child Care (GCSE)


Business Studies (GCSE)

Business Studies - 4130

Computer Science (GCSE)

Computer Science (9-1) - J276

Statistics and Further maths (GCSE)



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.


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