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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  

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)

Art and Design Practice 2022

Drama (GCSE) 

AQA GCSE Drama (8261) 

Design and Technology (GCSE) 


D & T 

AQA GCSE Design and Technology (8552) 

Food Preparation & Nutrition 

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

Music (GCSE) 

OCR Music (9-1) (J536)

Physical Education 

Cambridge Nationals - Sport Studies (J829)

Year 10 & Year 11 

Cambridge National Cert (J813) 


AQA GCSE Physical Education (8582) 

Geography (GCSE) 

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) 

Business Studies (GCSE) 

OCR Business (9-1) (J204) 

Computer Science (GCSE) 

OCR GCSE - Computer Science (9-1) (J277) 

BTEC Tech Award Courses:

BTEC Tech Award in Art and Design Practice


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. 

For more information about up to date Careers advice please follow the link below to the National Careers Service;