Key Stage 4 Curriculum (Years 10 & 11)
In Key Stage 4 of the National Curriculum, students will follow courses leading to GCSE or equivalent qualifications. From Year 10 (ages 14-15), students select from a wide range of programmes. The full range of National Curriculum core and foundation subjects is available. However, we attempt to tailor students’ options to suit their particular needs. In pursuit of an individualised learning programme for all students, we try to provide a flexible curriculum which allows them to vary the number and type of qualifications they follow. Many students still follow more traditional courses leading to GCSE qualifications while many also mix applied or vocational courses with their GCSEs. There are opportunities for students to study BTEC-style 14-16 skills courses in school or at college, through courses offered by the Guildford 14-19 Partnership.
It is possible for all students to follow a combination of courses which, if completed successfully, will lead to the award of the English Baccalaureate, by virtue of their option choices. Currently, in order to gain this award students must attain GCSE grade 4+ in mathematics, English, combined or triple science, history or geography and a language.