Key Stage 4

Please note, the Academy is currently working on a model to develop the Year 9 curriculum for 2020 to allow students to specialise in certain subjects as well as ensuring that the national curriculum is covered.

At the end of Year 8, students will decide on their GCSE option subjects ready to start in Year 9. Most students enter the Academy at this point and although students choose their options as part of a three-year study programme, Year 9 is designed to aid in the transition from Middle School, where students have different academic experiences.

Year 9 currently participate in the SAS programme, alongside Year 8 to enhance their curriculum and develop their project planning skills, enterprise, confidence and an enthusiasm for learning.

They will have the option of following recommended curriculum pathways according to their academic ability, including the Ebaccalaureate route and a range of GCSEs or vocational qualifications. In addition to their option subjects, the vast majority of pupils will study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Science, Careers, Physical Education, and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) delivered through dedicated form time and Drop down days.

Year 9:

English (8), Maths (9), Science (9), PE (4), SAS (2) + 5hrs of options from below

A B C D
German

(GCSE AQA)

Geography

(GCSE AQA)

History

(GCSE Pearson)

Health & Social Care (v) (Level 1/2  Tech Award Pearson))
Media Studies

(GCSE AQA)

French

(GCSE AQA)

Geography

(GCSE AQA)

Business Studies

(GCSE OCR)

Food

(GCSE Wjec)

IMedia

(CNAT OCR)

Sports Studies

(CNAT OCR)

Performing Arts

(VCert NCFE)

Art (GCSE AQA) Psychology

(GCSE AQA)

Photography

(GCSE AQA)

Additional qualifications on offer as extra-curricular:

  • GCSE Computing (after school club)
  • GCSE Economics (form time)

Y10:

English (8), Maths (9), Science (9), PE (4) + 5hrs of options from below

A B C D
Art History Business Studies Geography
iMedia

(CNAT OCR)

Health & Social Care (v) (Level 1/2  Tech Award Pearson)) Media Studies

(GCSE AQA)

German

(GCSE AQA)

Psychology

(GCSE AQA)

PE

(GCSE Pearson)

Food

(GCSE Wjec)

MAB
Geography

(GCSE AQA)

German

(GCSE AQA)

Performing Arts (VCert NCFE)
Study Support

Y11:

English (8), Maths (9), Science (9), PE (4) + 5hrs of options from below

A B C D
German

(GCSE AQA)

Geography

(GCSE AQA)

Geography

(GCSE AQA)

Health & Social Care (v) (Level 1/2  Tech Award Pearson))
iMedia

(CNAT OCR)

Sociology

(GCSE AQA)

Art

(GCSE AQA)

Sports Studies

(CNAT OCR)

Study Support Food

(GCSE Wjec)

Business Studies (GCSE OCR) Performing Arts

(VCert NCFE)

PE

(GCSE Pearson)

Psychology

(GCSE AQA)

History

(GCSE Pearson)

iMedia

(CNAT OCR)

 

DOWNLOAD: Year 9 Option Booklet 2019-2020