Key Stage 4
Key Stage 4 – Years 10 and 11 - is a critical time in every pupil’s life. The results they obtain at the end of this period will have a major influence on their future career opportunities.
KS4 Virtual Information Evening
This section contains a series of recordings sharing key information that will enable parents to support their children over the next two years of the key stage 4 programme. These replace the scheduled key stage 4 information evening that unfortunately we are not able to host at the school due to the current circumstances.
In the recordings linked below you will find information on target-setting and advice for parents on how best to support your children, particularly in the key areas of Maths and English. There may be some dates that are no longer correct in some of the presentations; these are correct in the Word document "Key dates" linked to below.
We hope you find this information useful; please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions arising from these recordings.
Information regarding target setting - Miss Naugher, Assistant HeadteacherHow best to support pupils in the two English GCSE courses - Mrs Palmer, Director of EnglishTop tips on supporting pupils to be successful in maths - Mr Sheppard, Director of Maths
KS4 Course Information
Key Stage 4 can be a demanding and pressurised time for pupils, but it also offers them great stimulation and interest. They have a greater say in what subjects they study and they are able to study these areas in greater depth and detail.
KS4 Options Information
Please find below two introductory videos about the Year 9 Option process. The first video by Mr Parris explains the rationale of our process as well as some general information about Key Stage 4 courses. The second video by Mr Sheppard goes into more detail about the structure and timetable for the options process. Pupils will receive this information on Thursday 19 November in their form times and should receive their personalised option booklets on Friday 20 November.
Key Stage 4 Information Evening (virtual) Part 1 - Introduction & Rationale
Key Stage 4 Information Evening (virtual) Part 2 - Structure and Timetable
Key Stage 4 Subject InformationThe KS4 options timetable below shows a timeline of the activities that we will conduct to ensure that students and parents have sufficient support to make informed choices for this next important stage of education.