Key stage 3 to 4 transition

As students approach the end of our second term of Year 9, they will be able to make some choices for their curriculum in Years 10 and 11.

The core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Modern Languages and Humanities currently followed will continue into Year 10 and 11. These subjects provide an ambitious and traditional solid base for students to build on. Students will be asked to make 3 choices to sit alongside these GCSEs, firstly choosing which humanities subject they wish to take to GCSE, Geography or History and then deciding on two further subjects they would like to take.

The curriculum will look like this for the majority of students for Years 10 and 11:

  • English – 2 GCSEs in Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science – 2 GCSEs in Combined Science or 3 separate GCSE Sciences for some students
  • Modern Language – Either French, Spanish or German, whichever is currently studied
  • Geography or History
  • 2 Additional GCSEs  or equivalent courses chosen from one of the Arts, Technology or Social Science subjects. (Art, Art Textiles, Drama, Dance, Music, Computer Science, Food Technology, Design Technology, Hospitality and Catering, Media Studies, Citizenship, Sociology, Classics, Religious Studies or PE. Or whichever humanities subject not selected or an additional language (including Latin). This will equate to 9+ GCSEs or equivalent.

Our SENCO and the SEND team are working to ensure that specific students will be provided with a curriculum that will be more accessible to them, you will be contacted separately if this is relevant to you. Please find linked a key stage 4 transition booklet which will have information about all these subjects and instructions on how to make the selections via the SIMs app. More details will follow at the appropriate time.

Yours sincerely

Mike Newman
Deputy Headteacher

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