KS4 Curriculum

KS4 Curriculum (Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11)

The academy has the expectation that all students are capable of achieving the National Standard  in  English and Mathematics and demonstrate a high level of achievement in at least 8 subjects. To enable students to be successful they will have the opportunity to personalise their curriculum through flexible grouping in the core and a variety of pathways in the options. To ensure the maximum choice the academy will work with the local colleges and providers to give students access to an increased range of qualifications and experiences.

The academy core curriculum will operate as follows:

2017-2018

In Year 11, 20 hours of core subjects with 6 hours a week allocated to options. There are 3 option groups of subjects and each option subject is allocated 2 hours of curriculum time for the 3 years of KS4.
The core curriculum consists of:

English    – 5 lessons                      Physical Education   –  2 lessons

Maths      – 5 lessons                      Religious Education –  2 lessons

Science   – 6 lessons

In Year 10, 18 hours of core subjects with 8 hours a week allocated to options. There are 4 option groups of subjects and each option subject is allocated 2 hours of curriculum time for the 3 years of KS4.
The core curriculum consists of:

English    – 5 lessons                      Physical Education   –  2 lessons

Maths      – 5 lessons                      Religious Education –  2 lessons

Science   – 4 lessons

In Year 9, 18 hours of core subjects with 8 hours a week allocated to options. There are 4 option groups of subjects and each option subject is allocated 2 hours of curriculum time for the 3 years of KS4.
The core curriculum consists of:

English    – 5 lessons                      Physical Education   –  2 lessons

Maths      – 5 lessons                      Religious Education –  2 lessons

Science   – 4 lessons