Key Stage 4 Curriculum – Upper School

A broad and balanced curriculum is offered to all of our students: underpinned by the academic core of subjects (English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages), learning is enhanced by the study of the Arts, computing, technology and physical education, offering our students a course of study in which academic rigour fully prepares them for further education and university.

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11), all pupils follow an academic core GCSE pathway and then have an enrichment of a choice of subjects from the Arts and Media field. 98% of our pupils go onto further education stuyding A-level at college.

Department for Education GCSE Parent Factsheet


The following subjects are studied by all students in the  Upper School (Years 10 and 11):

GCSE Subjects

  • English Language and English Literature or single award English
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Science teachers will advise students on the three options; Triple science, Core Science and Additional Science, see science pages )
  • Citizenship/Religious Education
  • Physical Education (This is non-examined CORE PE. Students can also choose GCSE P.E.)

List of the courses available to pupils at KS4: 

Options Booklet 2017

Year 9 Options Process 2018


Year 7 Parents' Evening on Tuesday 6th February5.00 – 7.00pm