Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

At Writhlington School we aim to create opportunities and inspire achievement in everything we do.  Our curriculum aims to develop students with a growth mindset who are respectful, aspirational, resilient and communicative.  It will equip our students with the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to make the most of life’s opportunities and be successful in it whilst fulfilling their ambitions.  A crucial element of this is the subjects that our students study during Years 10 and 11.

In Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) we offer a broad and balanced programme to all. Students follow a range of subjects, including the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) which includes Careers Information, Advice and Guidance and Physical Education. Students can also choose several additional subjects which are outlined in the Key Stage 4 Curriculum booklet.

The combination of core and option subjects allows students to pursue subjects that suit their ambitions, aspirations and needs. Our Key Stage 4 Curriculum provides a range of courses, allowing all students to achieve success and fulfil their potential.

There are additional elements to our core curriculum that are covered during students’ time in school that aim to:

  • Fulfil the National Curriculum and additional statutory requirements
  • Promote the development of the whole person and students’ individual skills and interests
  • Develop knowledge and skills that relate to learning in subjects as well as other, more generic, transferable skills through the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Spiritual, Moral and Social Cohesion (SMSC), Careers Information, Advice and Guidance and an extra-curricular programme
  • Make students aware of, and prepare them for, their role as global citizens in a complex and increasingly technological society
  • Offer equality of access to the curriculum
  • Equip students with the essential skills, values and qualities for their next steps in learning, life and employment

View subject long term plans here