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Key Stage Programme Information and Options Choices 2015‐2017

About Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 is the time when you make important decisions about the path to take for your future career and it is very important
to make the right ones.

You will study the Key Stage 4 curriculum for two years, Year 10 and Year 11 and take GCSE or IGCSE examinations at the end of Year 11.

The curriculum is made up of two components; core subjects and optional subjects.

Core Subjects
The core subjects of the English National Curriculum ensure that you have a balanced and diverse educational base.  They are English Language, Spanish Language, Mathematics, Core Science, Physical Education, and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE).

Option Subjects
The Option courses of the National Curriculum are arranged into five groups and you must study five subjects, one from each group. The purpose of this booklet is to describe each of these Option Subjects so that you have a good basis for making the choices of which Options you want.

Think about the types of courses you would like to study at A-level and perhaps about which university you would like to go to. This will help you narrow down the selection until you have five that best fit your needs.

Read through this booklet carefully and discuss your options with your parents and teachers. Do some research on the subjects and the type of courses or employment you would like in the future. Remember that by not choosing a subject you may be closing a door for the future. On the other hand, a good choice of general arts, sciences or social studies subjects is likely to keep open many doors for you.

Here are a couple of websites that could help you make these important decisions:

KS4 Curriculum Outline

For a number of Y9 students the way forward into Y10 has been thought about for quite a while; for others it is something that seems to have come rushing towards them. All students are starting to ask questions and seek advice from both teachers and family. It is usually the case that answers and advice give the student the information and reassurance that was needed. Sometimes the questions that need to be asked are not obvious and sometimes the answers given tend to raise more questions than were asked to start with! So this can be both a confusing and an exciting time. This page has been put together in order to try and anticipate questions and to provide information about the subjects that make up Y10 and Y11, both compulsory and optional.

As in the Key Stage 3 timetable there are 35 lessons in the week. There is no unsupervised study time. The lessons spent on each subject per week will be as follows:

Subject

Periods(50min) per week

Mathematics

5

English Language

4

Core Science

4

Spanish

4

Physical Education

2

PSHE

1

Option1

3

Option2

3

Option3

3

Option4

3

Option5

3

What subjects are in the option blocks?

The subjects which are put together into the five Option Blocks are decided upon only after the students have made their choices, so that we can accommodate the majority of subject-combinations that students want. Two subjects in the same block cannot be studied since they are taught at the same time in the timetable. We try to satisfy every student’s combination of subject choices before we decide which blocks to put them in.

We would like every Option described in this booklet to run but an option may only run if we have sufficient numbers of students wanting it. The minimum number will depend on the subject, and we therefore cannot promise.

The IGCSE subjects on offer in the cycle 2015-2017 are as follows:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Additional Science
  • Spanish
  • Estudios Españoles
  • Business Studies
  • Information Technology (ICT)
  • Art&Design
  • French
  • German
  • Geography
  • History
  • Leisure&Tourism
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Graphic Design
  • Food Technology

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