|Key Stage 4 overview|
Important Information – Pathway Decisions Booklet 2013
For students entering Year 10 in September 2013, a copy of the 2013 Pathway Decisions Booklet, containing information on the subjects and options available in Year 10, can be downloaded here (PDF format).
The information on this page is valid for students in Year 10 for the 2012/2013 academic year (entered Year 10 in September 2012).
At Key Stage 4 (age 14 – 16) pupils follow a number of courses to GCSE. The curriculum has a common core but offers greater choice and flexibility than in Key Stage 3, allowing students to pursue their own interests. A rich and varied curriculum provides other opportunities in sport, art, drama, music and other activities. Careers education and work-related learning help to shape ambitions as the students start to think about the opportunities available to them in the Sixth Form and beyond.
Some pupils will choose a curriculum that is as broad and varied as possible. Others will wish to follow particular interests and talents. Some will want to study as many subjects as they can while others will do better by focusing on a narrower curriculum.
Our aim is to satisfy all these needs and to provide a programme of experiences and opportunities that is challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable.
At Key Stage 4 all students take the following core subjects:
Challenge and Develop will include:
In order to complete the programme students will need to select FOUR subjects (or four subject equivalents, taking into account subjects that take up two selections - see the table further down the page for course values)
A non-Baccalaureate programme will include:
Any four subjects (or four subject equivalents) chosen from the available options.
A Baccalaureate programme will include:
TWO further choices from the list of remaining subjects available, including BTEC's, Diploma's and all other GCSE's.
Below is a list of all the subjects from which students can make their selection
Students MUST select subjects that total a value of 4, and must also make two reserve selections.
Some students in Year 10 will follow a more vocational course that covers the core subjects, but additionally allows for a day a week at Cambridge Regional College and a day a week pursuing work related activities. This particular course has featured in a national government publication as an example of good practice.
We try to ensure that all students receive the same opportunities in their education and that there is no discrimination based on educational ability, gender or ethnic background. The Governing Body of the College approves,monitors and reviews this curriculum and its organisation.
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