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
- 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:
- Product Design
- Graphic Design
- Media Studies
- BTEC Dance
- 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.
For further information please see our Year 9 Options Booklet which can be found here.