Key Stage 4
This allows students in years 9 to 11 to study for their GCSE and equivalent qualifications for three years (rather than the usual two). All students study the core subjects of English, maths, science and RE. They can then choose three options from the following – art, business studies, computing, design and technology, drama, food studies, geography, history, ICT, music, the separate sciences, Spanish and sociology.
More information can be found in our Key Stage Four options booklet or by visiting individual subject pages using the menu. Printed versions of the booklet are distributed along with option forms at the year 8 parents' evening early in the new year.
Study options are chosen by parents and pupils after PSHE work-related sessions and our annual industry day initiative.
New Accountability Measures
LIST OF SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.