Key Stage 4
KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 10 AND 11)
Our Key Stage 4 Curriculum is designed so that students can experience a range of opportunities across the curriculum and is taken over two years although Year 9 acts as a bridging year across a number of subjects. All students have access to the EBacc suite but take a mix of GCSE and other Level 2 qualifications so as to experience a mix of learning and assessment styles.
In Key Stage 4, pupils have enhanced time for the core subjects of English, Science and Mathematics as the building blocks for their progression routes. Core curriculum time is given for PE, recognising the importance of health and fitness in our lives. All pupils study Science, and students projected to study Triple Science are strongly advised to study a foreign language.
Our curriculum offers flexibility and choice within a guided structure, personalised to meet the needs of the individual as far as resources will allow. Within this framework, which can accommodate the ‘English Baccalaureate’, pupils can take between nine and eleven GCSEs or Level 2 Equivalents.
Should you have any questions regarding Key Stage 4, please contact Mr Vasey at [email protected]guiseleyschool.org.uk.
- English Language and Literature
- Science (Combined or Triple)
In Key stage 4 students must select one subject from either the languages or humanities. Students in KS4 receive 1 hour of ‘Core’ PE per week. IT skills are taught across the curriculum, with ICT/Computing groups existing as option cohorts.
The following subjects were offered as options at GCSE: Fine Art, Business Studies, Child Development, Construction and the Built Environment, Design Technology Product Design (Materials and Textiles), Hospitality and Catering, Digital Photography, Drama, Enterprise and Marketing, French, Geography, German, History, IT Computer Studies, IT Creative I-Media, Music, Religious Studies, Spanish, Sports Studies, Sport and Exercise.
Mathematics and English receive 4 hours of teaching a week in Year 10 and 11, whilst Science delivers both Additional and Triple Science on 6 hours per week in Year 10 and 4 hours per week in Year 11. All other options currently receive 2 hours per week in Year 10 and 3 hours a week in Year 11.
RE is taught as an option subject in KS4 and through our PSHE programme. These sessions are designed by our Curriculum Leader for RE.