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Curriculum

What subjects do students study at KSCS and what is it they study in these subjects?
What are the extra curricular activities available?
What is the Learning Centre and how can it help your child?

You'll find the answers to these and a lot more by clicking the links and reading through this section.

Studying at Ken Stimpson

KS4 Qualifications

Below gives an overview of all Key Stage 4 qualifications offered at Ken Stimpson Community School.  Please click on the corresponding link for more details about the faculty area.

GCSE qualifications

Vocational qualifications at Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

KS4 Lessons

At Ken Stimpson Community School we breakdown our KS4 Curriculum Time to the following percentages:

Year 9 2019-20

Year 10 2019-20

Year 11 2019-20

Key Contacts

Art and Design

Mrs Fowkes - Head of Faculty

Business Studies

Mrs S. Bates - Head of Faculty

Computing

Mr Satari - Head of Faculty

Design and Technology

Mr Satari - Head of Faculty

English

Mrs Willoughby - Head of Faculty

Geography

Miss Berry - Subject Leader

Health and Social Care

Ms Mayfield - Head of Faculty

History

Mrs Hackett - Subject Leader

Mathematics

Mr Donnelly - Head of Faculty

Modern Foreign Languages

Mrs Ferguson - Head of Faculty
Miss Frith - Head of Faculty

Performing Arts

Mr Norman - Head of Faculty

Physical Education

Mr Bradley - Head of Faculty

Science

Mr Mantell - Head of Faculty

KS4 Pathways

Many students will use their Key Stage 4 study as a platform for Post 16 courses at Ken Stimpson Community School.

Key Stage 4 work offers an opportunity for a fresh start, although you will notice progression in most subjects from the work covered in Years 7 and 8.

All students will study the following core curriculum:

  • English
  • Science – Combined Science or Triple Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • PSHE and Wellbeing

In addition, Citizenship, Careers, Enterprise and Work-related Learning, Information, Advice and Guidance will be delivered via integration into PSHE.

Which subjects may students study?

The curriculum pathways indicate a number of subjects within each block.  Students are required to select a subject from each block.  The same subject cannot be selected multiple times.  Students must select at least one subject from the following:

  • Computer Science
  • History
  • Italian
  • Geography

Personal Interview

You (hopefully accompanied by your parent/carer) will have an interview with a member of the Leadership or Pastoral Team; this will be an opportunity for you to talk further about your preferences and career aspirations.  Available during discussion will be your target grades, Year 8 reports and other relevant information to help us guide you through the process of course selection.

More information

For more information you can access our Key Stage 4 Pathways booklet below

Pathways

Pathways - Year 11 2019-20

Compulsory Subjects

  • English (2 GCSEs)
  • Maths (1 GCSE)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • Leisure/ PSHE/ Well-being

Block 1

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Technical IT
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Construction
  • RSL Music

Block 2

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Dance
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Statistics
  • BTEC Art

Block 3

  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Drama
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Technical IT
  • BTEC Health & Social Care

Block 4

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Phycial Education
  • GCSE Triple Science
  • BTEC Construction
  • BTEC Creative Digital Production
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC PE

Pathways - Year 10 2019-20

Compulsory Subjects

  • English (2 GCSEs)
  • Maths (1 GCSE)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • Physical Education/PSHE/Wellbeing/Careers

Block 1

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Business
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Food & Nutrition
  • GCSE Creative IT
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Business Enterprise
  • BTEC Construction
  • RSL Music

Block 2

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Dance
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Statistics
  • BTEC Art
  • BTEC Travel and Tourism

Block 3

  • GCSE Business Studies
  • GCSE Computer Science
  • GCSE French or Italian
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Creative IT
  • BTEC Business Enterprise
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • RSL Acting (Drama)

Block 4

  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Phycial Education
  • GCSE Triple Science
  • GCSE Food & Nutrition
  • BTEC Construction
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Sports Studies

Pathways - Year 9 2019-20

Compulsory Subjects

  • English (2 GCSEs)
  • Maths (1 GCSE)
  • Science (2 GCSEs)
  • PSHE/Wellbeing/Careers (1 lesson)
  • Core PE (2 lessons)

Block 1

  • Art
  • Business & Enterprise
  • Construction
  • Computer Science
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Performing Arts - Music

Block 2

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Geography
  • Italian
  • Media Studies
  • Statistics

Block 3

  • Business & Enterprise
  • Computer Science
  • Creative IT
  • History
  • Italian
  • Performing Arts - Drama

Block 4

  • Art
  • Construction
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • Sports Studies
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