KS4 Information

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum has been specifically designed to ensure breadth and variety to provide pupils with the knowledge they need to be successful throughout their lives.Through our carefully considered offer, we prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The curriculum links to the Academy’s assessment setting out clearly what pupils are expected to know, understand and do, and when.Departments continuously change and adapt schemes of learning to promote ‘mastery’ of skills and development of knowledge. (Please refer to Assessment Handbook for information on key assessment procedures.)

Clear pathways ensure that pupils are guided to make appropriate choices and access exceptional provision across a range of subjects and activities.Pupil achievement, career aspirations, social development and personal enjoyment are all taken into account when selecting the appropriate pathway for that child to follow.

2015/16 Pathways

Outlined below is the pathway model for pupils undertaking GCSE pathways from 2015/16. The narrative outlines reasons for decision made.

  • Pathways are not selected solely based upon ability, but are selected based upon the correct provision for individuals and their progress through their academic careers and future aspirations. 
  • It provides breadth and balance that enables them to follow the appropriate pathway into key stage 5 education and beyond.  
  • Although past, current and future progress were taken into account, personal interests, career paths and social abilities have been a large contributing factor when selecting pupils for pathways. 
  • All pupils have access to individual independent advice and guidance to ensure that they have a clear vision for their future and how to be successful in reaching their educational and career related goals.     
GCSE Exam Board GCSE Exam Board
Art & Design AQA Computing OCR
Business Enterprise OCR ICT OCR
Level 2 Business & Enterprise NCFE ECDL Lvl 2 application skills BCS
Product Design GCSE Mathematics A Edexcel
Engineering (single award) AQA Media Studies WJEC
First Language English CIE Spanish Edexcel
English Literature WJEC French Edexcel
English Language Eduqas Physical Education WJEC
Geography A WJEC Religious Studies AQA
Health & Social Care Edexcel Science A Core AQA
History B OCR Additional Science AQA
    Further Science AQA


Attainment & Results

% English & Maths A*-C

% A* - C Maths

% Entries EBacc

% A* C English

% Achieving EBacc

Achieving at least 3 A levels at A*-E

Achieving at least 2 A levels at A*-E

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