Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4

Following the Key Stage 3 – 4 options process pupils begin to study their subjects in greater depth.  A copy of the Key Stage 3 – 4 options booklet, which can be found here, outlines the way pupils are grouped and the choices of subjects they have.

All pupils study the following core subjects:

English*
Mathematics
Physical Education
Religious Studies
PHSE / Citizenship
Science**

*Pupils follow a variety of pathways in English including iGCSE English, English Language and  English Language / Literature.  As part of their introduction to KS4 this is discussed with pupils and parents informed.

**This may be separate GCSE’s for Biology, Chemistry and Physics, or a combined Science course

Pupils can choose from the following courses:

GCSE Courses

Design Technology
Art & Design
Geography
Music
History
Drama
German
Computing
French
Health and Social Care
Business Studies
Textiles Technology
Physical Education
Media
Information Technology
Food Technology
Engineering

Vocational Courses

Art & Design Business Studies
Engineering Health & Social Care
Information Technology Sports Studies

To see all of our departments’ long term curriculum planning and the set assessment tasks for Key Stage 4 please click here.

Key Stage 4 – 5 Transition

 We are confident that all pupils, by the end of Key Stage 4, at St Thomas More Catholic School have had an excellent educational experience which has ensured they are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.  We work with pupils to ensure whatever route they decide to take is the right one for them.  The processes we use are similar to those between Key Stage 3 to 4 to ensure pupils are given the opportunity to talk to experience staff.

For further information please refer to the Sixth Form Options Booklet.