A place to grow

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

 Our core aims for the Key Stage 4 Curriculum are that it:

  • Is broad and balanced across a range of vocational and academic subjects and qualifications
  • Allows students to pursue individual learning pathways in areas of particular talent or interest such as the expressive arts or humanities
  • Provides clear links to further study and future employment

At Bacon’s, our GCSE curriculum requires that ALL students study 

  • English Language 
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics 
  • Science (either Triple or Combined)
  • Religious Education

Core PE and PSHE will also be delivered to all students but these do not count as GCSEs. 

Depending on the Pathway that a student is allocated to, students may choose to study options from the following subjects:

  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Product Design
  • Textiles
  • Graphic Design
  • Media Studies
  • Drama
  • BTEC Dance
  • Music
  • GCSE Business 
  • BTEC Business
  • Computer Science
  • BTEC IT/ Creative iMedia
  • GCSE PE
  • BTEC PE

There is also provision for students to access extra support in literacy or numeracy, and a suite of Functional Skills qualifications, if these are deemed appropriate. 

Students can also request to be entered for qualifications in their ‘home’ languages.  

More detail regarding each qualification can be found in the Subject Information Sheets below and more information regarding Pathway allocations and common queries can be found in the Year 9 Options Booklet which can be found here.

GCSE Subject Exam Boards

 

Maths - Edexcel

 

English Language and Literature - AQA

 

Science - AQA

 

History - Edexcel

 

Drama - Edexcel

 

RE - AQA

 

Geography -AQA

 

Spanish and French -AQA

 

PE - AQA

 

CTECH Sport - OCR (Cambridge Nationals)

 

Computer Science - OCR

 

BTEC Business - Edexcel

 

BTEC Dance - Edexcel

 

Music - WJEC/Eduqas

 

Media - WJEC/Eduqas

 

Art, Graphics, Textiles, Product Design - WJEC/Eduqas