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
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.