Key Stage 4 comprises of Years 10 and 11, although specific 14-19 pathways cross Key Stages. The core curriculum remains the same in Key Stage 4 although the emphasis is now on all young people having the opportunity to access a full range of accreditation.
In addition to the whole school core curriculum, ‘employability’ is added to the offer. This is three hours a week, one hour being working on basic employability skills and a further two hours being ‘applied work skills’ where young people are given the opportunity to put these skills into context.
This is accredited with ASDAN Employability which ranges from Entry 2 – Level 2. Pupils begin to build a portfolio at Year 10 which they can build on as they move through the school.
Key Stage 4 Options
Options cover 4 hours a week and complement the employability and living skills aspects of the curriculum in further developing skills for life. A range of accreditation is offered from Entry Level through to GCSE, both in the main curriculum and in the 14-19 pathways.
The core secondary curriculum covers the strands:
- Living Skills
Time allocation to KS4 curriculum (average per week over school year)
|Subject||Hours Per Week|
|Living skills||3 hours|
|Work Skills||3 hours|
The accreditation currently offered to match the needs of the pupils within our Key Stage 4 is shown below: