Key Stage 4 Curriculum

We operate a two week, 50 lesson, timetable cycle. All lessons are 1 hour duration.

Key Stage 4

The information contained below relates to students who are currently in KS4.

Year 10 and 11

Students are taught in ability sets for Mathematics, English and Science on a half year group basis. Whilst option subjects are in principle of mixed ability, there are strict guidelines in operation to ensure appropriate option choices.

Each student must continue with the compulsory core curriculum:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Beliefs and Values

Students complete their Core curriculum at KS4 with an Additional Core choice and three further Option subjects. Their choices will reflect their preferred approach as well as academic or skills based ability. We offer a range of qualifications to suit a variety of learning needs.

For further information on all subjects taught during year 10 and 11 please see the Curriculum section.

Curriculum Structure


Year 10

Subjects Number of Lessons
English 9
Mathematics 9
Science 9
Modern Foreign Languages 5
PE 2
Option A 4
Option B 4
Option C 4
Option D 4


Year 11

Subjects Number of Lessons
English 9
Mathematics 9
Science 10
Beliefs and Values 1
PE 1
Option A 5
Option B 5
Option C 5
Option D 5