Year 10

Curriculum for Key Stage 4 students – Year 10

Students in Years 10 follow a common core curriculum of Maths, English, (with additional English and Maths available to students who follow pathway 2) Science, Guidance (RE & PSHE) and Core PE. Students can choose up to an additional 4 subjects from a variety of academic and vocational courses, depending on appropriate individual challenge, preferred learning style and future aspirations. 

To support students with their subject choices, we publish a detailed subject guidance booklet, run an evening Options Event for parents and students, and meet with individual students to discuss future career possibilities, aspirations and subject requirements within the curriculum.  Students in the following pathways will choose options from the following:

Blue Pathway:

History
Geography
French
Spanish
Business Studies
Music
Drama
GCSE PE
Computer Science
Triple Science
Media Studies
Art or Art Graphics
Food
Health and Social Care
Philosophy and Ethics

 

Green Pathway:

History
Geography
Business Studies
Drama
GCSE PE
Philosophy and Ethics
Art OR Art Graphics
Catering
Health & Social Care
Music GCSE

 

Proposed option choices for 2017:

History
Geography
French
Spanish
Business Studies
Product Design
Music
Drama
GCSE PE
Computer Science
Triple Science
Media Studies
Art
Food
Health and Social Care
Philosophy and Ethics

 

Setting in Key Stage 4: 

English, Maths and Science are set according to ability based on KS2 prior attainment and regular teacher assessments and formal internal examinations.

Option subjects are taught in mixed ability groups, where there are more than one group, setting may take place.

Support with Learning

Teaching Assistants provide high quality differentiation and support throughout Key Stage 4 to ensure success for all students at GCSE.

Flexible Curriculum

For a small number of students in our current year 11, a flexible approach maximises potential success for individual students – there are opportunities for college placements or a bespoke tailored curriculum.  This is complemented by specific CEIAG to prepare for transition to the next stage of education or employment.

Subject

Blue Pathway – number of hours per two weeks

Green Pathway – number of hours per two weeks

English

10

12

Maths

10

12

Science (Additional Science)

8

8

Science (Single sciences if chosen as one of the options)

6 ( 2 hours for each science - Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

Not Available

Core PE

4

4

Guidance (PSHE and RS)

2

2

Option 1 (Geography or History)

4

None

Option 2

4

4

Option 3

4

4

Option 4

4

4