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Key Stage 4 at Ken Stimpson Community School

Many students will use their Key Stage 4 study as a platform for Post 16 courses at Ken Stimpson Community School.

Key Stage 4 work offers an opportunity for a fresh start, although you will notice progression in most subjects from the work covered in Years 7 and 8.

All students will study the following core curriculum:

  • English
  • Science – Combined Science or Triple Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE and Wellbeing

In addition, Citizenship, Careers, Enterprise and Work-related Learning, Information, Advice and Guidance will be delivered via integration into PSHE.

Which subjects may students study?

The curriculum pathways indicate a number of subjects within each block.  Students are required to select a subject from each block.  The same subject cannot be selected multiple times.  Students must select at least one subject from the following:

  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Italian
  • Geography

Personal Interview

You (hopefully accompanied by your parent/carer) will have an interview with a member of the Leadership or Pastoral Team; this will be an opportunity for you to talk further about your preferences and career aspirations.  Available during discussion will be your target grades, Year 8 reports and other relevant information to help us guide you through the process of course selection.

More information

For more information you can access our Key Stage 4 Pathways booklet below

Pathways

Pathways - Year 11 2019-20

Compulsory Subjects

  • English (2 GCSEs)
  • Maths (1 GCSE)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • Leisure/ PSHE/ Well-being

Block 1

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Technical IT
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Construction
  • RSL Music

Block 2

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Dance
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Statistics
  • BTEC Art

Block 3

  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Technical IT
  • BTEC Health & Social Care

Block 4

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Phycial Education
  • GCSE Triple Science
  • BTEC Construction
  • BTEC Creative Digital Production
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC PE

Pathways - Year 10 2019-20

Compulsory Subjects

  • English (2 GCSEs)
  • Maths (1 GCSE)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • Physical Education/PSHE/Wellbeing/Careers

Block 1

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Food & Nutrition
  • GCSE Creative IT
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Business Enterprise
  • BTEC Construction
  • RSL Music

Block 2

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Dance
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Statistics
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Travel and Tourism

Block 3

  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Creative IT
  • BTEC Business Enterprise
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • RSL Acting (Drama)

Block 4

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Phycial Education
  • GCSE Triple Science
  • GCSE Food & Nutrition
  • BTEC Construction
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Sports Studies

Pathways - Year 9 2019-20

Compulsory Subjects

  • English (2 GCSEs)
  • Maths (1 GCSE)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • PSHE/Wellbeing/Careers (1 lesson)
  • Core PE (2 lessons)

Block 1

  • Art
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Construction
  • Computer Science
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Performing Arts - Music

Block 2

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Geography
  • Italian
  • Media Studies
  • Statistics

Block 3

  • Business & Enterprise
  • Computer Science
  • Creative IT
  • History
  • Italian
  • Performing Arts - Drama

Block 4

  • Art
  • Construction
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • Sports Studies
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