The Key Stage 4 Offer
In developing our Key Stage 4 curriculum, our main aim has been to maximise the chances that, after they have left us, our students will engage positively in education, employment or training.
There are five key elements to our KS4 curriculum:
Literacy and Numeracy: we place great emphasis on these in all subject areas and, for some, targeted intervention is also applied. Mathematics and English occupy a large part of the timetable.
Qualifications: all courses taught are accredited. As well as English and Maths at GCSE or Functional Skills, a broad range of vocational and academic qualifications are available. All of the qualifications we offer are fully recognised in education and industry and we have sought to offer practical courses that reflect the local job market. We have fully equipped practical resources including a teaching kitchen, a digital music suite, a practical art studio and more.
Enrichment: another important part of our work on personal development is our enrichment programme. This includes access to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, the First Story creative writing project and many other opportunities.