Key Stage Four (Year 9, 10 and 11)

All students continue to study Maths, English and Science to GCSE level. Physical Education, Citizenship and RE are also core subjects taught to the majority of students. 

The subjects which students can elect to take include Geography, History, French, ICT, Art, Photography, Health and Social Care, Drama, Music, Catering, Textiles Media Studies, Computer Science  and Business Studies. All of these subjects are either full GCSE courses or BTEC qualifications.

The subject choices are made in consultation with parents following a Parents’ Information Evening with the Principal and subject teachers. It is the Academy’s policy to enter students for GCSE and similar examinations in at least 9 subjects. A small number of students follow an alternative curriculum which may include work placements and time at a further education college.