Towards the end of Year 9, students decide which subjects they want to take for GCSE, but there are also other options to take BTEC or ASDAN qualifications.
For further information on our curriculum offer please contact Dr S Aylward - Assistant Headteacher
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum offers various pathways to support our students learning needs.
Some of the GCSEs are compulsory. All students study:
- English (most students study English Literature as well)
- Personal Social, Health and Careers Education (PSHCE) including citizenship
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
Students then choose a minimum of five other subjects to complete their GCSE programme.
- Business Studies
- Food Technology
- Health and Social Care - now BTEC HSC, worth up to 4 GCSEs
- Media Studies
- Product Design and Development
Some subjects count as two GCSEs and are given double time in the curriculum. The options for these are:
- Health and Social Care
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed around a personalised pathway approach, so the following subjects are offered:
- Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)
- AS Level Philisophy
- Greek & Classics (through Colfe's)
We always look to add subjects if there is a demand and requirement to ensure our students are well placed for post 16 studies.
Key Stage 4 Recommended Reading
Careers Education and Work Experience
Careers Education and Work Experience is provided through Personal, Social, Health and Careers Education (PSHCE), supported by a careers library, a Careers Fair and individual support and guidance. All students have the opportunity to spend two weeks on work experience at Key Stage 4.
Religious Education and Assemblies
All students learn about the world's main religions in line with Lewisham's agreed syllabus. Most students also take the short course in GCSE Religious Education at Key Stage 4.
Assemblies form an important part of the school day - contributing to our students' moral and spiritual education and developing a sense of a school community. Parents do, however, have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and/or assemblies.
Sex Education is taught through PSHCE and Science. The lesson content and materials are carefully chosen to take account of the needs and maturity of the students. A parent may withdraw his/her child from Sex Education lessons, except those taught as part of the National Curriculum in Science.
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