Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

In Years 10 and 11, we offer a wide range of courses alongside our core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Ethics, Philosophy and Religion and PE.

There are a range of GCSE qualifications and other accredited courses to meet the needs of all our students and each course offered has a clear progression pathway to Post-16 education and employment.

We place a strong emphasis on ensuring academic rigour with our curriculum; because of this, we are able to offer the vast majority of our students the opportunity to gain the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) qualification.

The following courses are all offered to lead to a GCSE qualification:

Faculty Qualifications
Art, Design & Technology
  • Art & Design – GCSE
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition – GCSE
  • Textiles – GCSE
  • Religious Studies / EPR – GCSE
  • History – GCSE
  • Geography – GCSE
  • Sociology – GCSE
  • English Literature – GCSE
  • English Language – GCSE
  • Mathematics – GCSE
  • Combined Science A (Gateway) – GCSE
  • Biology A (Gateway) – GCSE
  • Chemistry A (Gateway) – GCSE
  • Physics A (Gateway) – GCSE
  • French – GCSE
  • German – GCSE
  • Spanish – GCSE
  • Urdu – GCSE
  • Arabic – GCSE
  • PE – GCSE
ICT /Business
  • Business Studies – GCSE
  • Computing – GCSE
  • Cambridge Nationals (Creative iMedia) – Level 1/2
  • Cambridge Nationals (Enterprise & Marketing) – Level 1/2
  • Functional Skills ICT – Entry 1-3
  • Music – GCSE
  • Drama – GCSE
  • Technical Award Performing Arts – Level 1/2

For some students a GCSE course is not the appropriate qualification for them to study. In order to ensure that our curriculum meets the needs of all of our students, we offer the following accredited courses:

Faculty Qualifications
  • English Entry Level – Entry Level
  • Maths Entry – Entry Level
  • Science Entry Level – Entry Level
  • Personal Development – Bronze / Silver / Gold
Sports Leaders
  • Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership – SLI
  • Entry Level Geography – Entry Level
  • Entry Level History – Entry Level
  • ESOL Skills for Life – Entry 1/2/3

For further information regarding the curriculum in Years 10 and 11, please see the curriculum guides in the curriculum section of the website or contact:

Mr N A Johnson (Academy Co-Headteacher)

Quality Marks, Awards & Affiliations

We strive for excellence and are very proud of our achievements and affiliations.

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FFT National Attendance Award 2023/24 logo Eco-schools logo Confederation of School Trusts logo Eco-Schools Bronze Award 2020 logo Leading Parent Partnership Award logo Stonewall School Champions logo The Quality in Careers Standard logo Educate and Celebrate logo Manchester United Foundation logo Schoolastic logo The Schools Cooperative Society logo Values-based Education logo GCSEPod logo Music Mark School 2020-21