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.  

For further information please see our Year 9 Options Booklet which can be found here.