KS4 Subjects

Courses offered at KS4 are:

GCSE Courses offered:

GCSE Art and Design
GCSE Business Studies
GCSE Computer Science
GCSE Drama
GCSE Food and Nutrition
GCSE French
GCSE Geography
GCSE German
GCSE Health and Social Care
GCSE History
GCSE Hospitality
GCSE ICT
GCSE Media Studies
GCSE Music
GCSE Photography
GCSE RE
GCSE Triple Science
GCSE Product Design
GCSE Textiles

Vocational qualifications offered:

BTEC Business
BTEC Engineering
BTEC ICT or CIDA
BTEC Sport

Delivery Structure

The KS4 curriculum is determined by students’ prior attainment and then student choice. Higher achieving students undertake the full suite of EBacc subjects. No student undertakes fewer than 8 subjects other than in exceptional circumstances.
As in KS3 the year group is split into two equal ability bands Hockney and Bronte. There are currently 4 option choices in years 9, 10 and 11.
Students study compulsory subjects in addition to their 4 option choices. These are English, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education. Additional time is allocated to English and Maths in year 11.

Careers education is built into Ethics lessons, tutorials, assemblies with external agencies and careers fair.