KS4 Options … Subject Information

KS4 Options ... Subject Information

This area contains information on the two pathways available to pupils for their KS4 curriculum offer – EBacc & Open Pathway. 

Each subject page will indicate the pathway that each course is available on: EBacc or Open. There are twenty-five periods per week and each lesson will last for 60 minutes. When opting for subjects, pupils should ensure that they will have a curriculum which has both breadth and balance. Whilst we endeavour to run every subject offered, if insufficient pupils select a subject, it may not be viable to run. 

During Years 10 and 11 pupil progress will be tracked in the following ways:

    • Head of Year mentoring 
    • Academic monitoring by subject teachers
    • School examinations
    • Progress reports on Go4Schools. 

The English Baccalaureate is likely to be a pre-requisite for many higher education courses. To achieve this certification, pupils must achieve good GCSE grades in: English language, mathematics, science, a modern foreign language, geography or history. 

Pupils must achieve a grade 4 in GCSE English & Maths, otherwise they will have to re-sit these subjects.

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