Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students build on the skills, knowledge and understanding gained at Key Stage 3 to begin their preparations for further study or the world of work. This is an essential stage in a student’s education as the competencies developed and the GCSE grades gained will be key to gaining a place on A Level or college courses and increasingly these are taken into consideration by universities.

All students are expected to work consistently hard and are set challenging GCSE targets based on their prior attainment. Progress toward these targets is monitored and parents receive an Assessment Tracker report each term, showing their child's target grade and predicted grade along with attitude to learning and home-learning grades in each subject studied. Parents also have the opportunity to discuss their child's academic progress in a consultation evening with all subject teachers and will receive a formal written report annually.

All students take GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science, with the vast majority also taking a Modern Foreign Language. Students are then able to choose an additional 3 GCSE subjects of their choice. A small number of students are selected to follow a 4-option pathway each year.

Below are the option booklets for each pathway, click on the relevant image to see the option booklet of your choice.

 

           

 

 

Examination Timetable and Exam Boards

 

 

Downloads:

GCSE Timetable Summer 2017. Click Here

GCSE Exam boards and codes 2017. Click Here

 

Student Revision - Guidance, Support and Weekly Booster Sessions

Weekly Booster Sessions Timetable

Subject Booster Sessions. Click here

Y11 PE Master Classes Timetable. Click Here

Revision websites:

There are a wide range of revision materials available through the school VLE. In addition students may find the following websites useful for revision:

 

BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/highlights/curations/zpbdxfr
MyMaths: http://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Sam Learning: https://www.samlearning.com/
S-cool: http://www.s-cool.co.uk/
Skoool: http://www.skoool.com.eg/
GCSEPod: https://members.gcsepod.com/login

 

 

 

Parent Revision Tips and Elevate Education

Ace Your Exams - Elevate Education Advice. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #1. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #2. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #3. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #4. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #5. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #6. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #7. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip #8. Click Here

Weekly Revision Tip#9. Click Here

Walking/Talking Mocks Timetable. Click Here

Please note that for copyright reasons the following presentation has had to be password protected. You should have received a parent communication, informing you of the password. Please do not share this password.

Parent Seminar - Presentation. Click Here

 

Subject Specific Exam Guidance for parents

 

Preparing for GCSE PE. Click Here

Preparing for GCSE Maths.  Click here

Preparing for GCSE Food Tech. Click Here

Preparing for GCSE History. Click Here

Core Subject Advice - Handbook.  Click here

Core Subject Advice - PowerPoint. Click here

MFL Film - Learning A Language. Click Here.