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Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum operates throughout years 7, 8 and 9 and prepares students so that they are ready to start their GCSE courses in Year 10.

Students choose a bespoke curriculum pathway at the end of year 9 which is tailored to their interests. They are supported by teaching staff and in the information they receive through PSHCE lessons and the Careers Advisor, in making the most informed choices.  They are encouraged to study a broad range of subjects in STEM, EBACC subjects and the arts.

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is planned with a clear progression onto Post 16 studies and beyond.  Key Stage 4 is a two year programme.

Whilst students work towards qualifications in their chosen subjects, additional time is given to offer enhanced subject depth and enrichment, beyond the examination syllabus.  

An options booklet and information evening for parents are part of the provision to support students in making choices pre and Post 16.  All year 11 students are provided with a careers consultation to discuss their choices and future plans.

The school employs an independent careers advisor who provides information and impartial advice about the full range of available provision locally, to inform their choices about he most suitable provider for them.  Information provided by the school includes information on where the qualification may lead. To find out more about the exam courses click here.

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