Key Stage 4

Ensuring Success at Key Stage 4

We want our students to experience a broad and balanced curriculum which also facilitates future careers choices. The vast majority of our students will study a group of subjects which make up the English Baccalaureate (EBACC). The way our options process is structured allows students choice while still ensuring they have the potential to achieve this group of qualifications. The EBACC will give our students a rewarding, challenging and academic Key Stage 4 and provide them with the qualifications necessary for progression to Key Stage Five and then university, or a form of further education or employment.

(                                     English Baccalaureate (EBACC)                                 )

Compulsory Refined choices Choices

English Language
English Literature
Philosophy/Religious studies
foreign language
Education (PE)
Personal, Social,
Health and Economic Education (PSHE


Option Subjects
receive 2 out
of 4 subjects they select

The option subject choices are combinations of GCSE’s with one Level 2 BTEC’s
Two option subjects are chosen from the following list:

  • Art and Design
  • Art and Design and Graphic
  • Communication
  • Computing
  • Drama
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical Education (GCSE)
  • Textiles
  • Health and Social Care (Level 2 BTEC)