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


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



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)



AQA GCSE Art & Design (8201)

Drama (GCSE)



AQA GCSE Drama (8261)
Design and Technology (GCSE)  

Year 10 D & T

AQA GCSE Design and Technology:  (8552)

GCSE Food Preparation & Nutrition

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

Year 11 Product Design

AQA GCSE D&T, Product Design (4555)

Year 10

Pearson Level 1/2 BTEC Award in Hospitality

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


AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582)




OCR GCSE (9-1) Geography J383


History (GCSE)


  OCR GCSE (9-1) History  J410



Philosophy and Ethics (GCSE)



Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies B 1RB0



French (GCSE)



AQA GCSE French - 8658



Spanish (GCSE)



AQA GCSE Spanish -8698



German (GCSE)



AQA GCSE German - 8668



Child Development (GCSE)

Cambridge National
                    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)



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

Statistics (GCSE)


Year 10 

AQA GCSE Statistics 4310

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


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