Courses offered at KS4 are:[bs_row class="row"]
[bs_col class="col-sm-6"]BTEC Art and Design
Cambridge Nationals ICT
GCSE Art and Design
GCSE Business Studies
GCSE Child Development
GCSE Computer studies
GCSE Food and Nutrition[/bs_col]
[bs_col class="col-sm-6"]GCSE French
GCSE Health and Social Care
GCSE ICT (Edexcel)
GCSE Media Studies
GCSE Triple Science
GCSE Resistant Materials
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KS4 curriculum is determined by Progress 8 and then student choice, ensuring that the curriculum matches the needs of pupils in the context of national policy and local circumstance. Set 1 English are directed towards the full Ebacc suite, sets 2 to 4 directed towards the Best 8 subjects.
As in KS3 the year group is split into two equal ability bands Hockney and Bronte. There are 4 option choices in year 10 and 11, which span both bands resulting in mixed ability groups; this enables the curriculum offer to include a wide range of subjects for all students.
Students study compulsory subjects in addition to their 3 option choices. These are English, Mathematics, Science (Additional, those students wishing to study Triple science use one option choice in order to ensure the required teaching time), Information Communication Technology (core), Sport and Humanities. Additional is allocated to English and Maths in both year 10 and 11, in year 11 an
additional teacher is allocated to English, Maths and Science to create an intervention group the group is flexible in that students can move in and out of the group dependent on need.
Careers education is built into Social Science lessons, tutorials, assemblies with external agencies, careers fair and taster days.