Year 9 Options

Students in Year 9 will soon be making their option choices for the Key Stage 4 courses they will study in September 2022. The information and links provided here will give all the guidance and support needed in the transition process.

KS4 Curriculum

Throughout the first three years of their secondary education our students have received a broad and balanced curriculum following the National Curriculum guidelines. It is now time to prepare for new courses in Years 10 and 11 that will lead to GCSE and equivalent qualifications.

Most students will follow a core curriculum comprised of:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Mathmatics
  • Science (either 3 separate GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics OR a 2 GCSE combined science course in which all three sciences are studied but in less depth. The route will be determined by the Science department).
  • Games (non-examined)
  • Personal Development (non-examined, including: health, relationships/sexual education, careers, personal finance and religious studies).

KS4 Pathways

The subjects studied at this time are important but it is also important to keep in context that they do not dictate rigidly what students end up pursuing as a career. At this stage it is more important to make sure that any decisions made do not close doors which might be needed later on, rather than making firm commitments to qualifications needed for future jobs. Like most schools nationally, we will place students on broad pathways according to their current performance to ensure they are challenged but also able to cope with the demands of GCSE/vocational courses.

 

Information letter

Options Booklet

Green Pathway

Green modified 1 Pathway

Green modified 2 Pathway

Green modified 3 Pathway

Orange Pathway

Orange modified 1 Pathway

 

Get in touch.

Vicarage Hill
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5QB



017687 72605
admin@keswick.cumbria.sch.uk