CURRICULUM OVERVIEW KS4
KEY STAGE 4 – YEARS 10 and 11
In Years 10 and 11 all students currently study core subjects and either school based option subjects or external courses. In KS4 students are required to study in greater depth to develop very specific subject skills. To give students the opportunity to do this they are given a number of choices as to which subjects they wish to continue.
COMPULSORY CORE SUBJECTS
|RE||Mathematics and Mathematics Numeracy|
|Science||Personal Social Education (PSE)|
|Welsh Baccalaureate (National)|
SCHOOL BASED OPTION SUBJECTS (GCSE/LEVEL 2)
|Art & Design||Business Studies|
|DT Product Design||Geography|
|Textiles & Fashion||Spanish|
|Food & Nutrition||ICT|
SCHOOL BASED OPTION NON-EXAM BASED COURSES
COPE (Certificate of Personal Effectiveness)
Military Preparation College
More information on these Option Subjects may be found in the KS4 Options booklet. Students will be advised of their Option subjects in the summer term of Year 9.
THE ORGANISATION OF KEY STAGE 4 CLASSES
Each year group has 6 form classes.
Head of Key Stage 4: Mr B Coates
The mixed ability form groups are named using the initials of their House. House names are Belmont (BM), Caldey (CD), Ewenny (EW), Llantarnam (LT), Margam (MG) and Whitland (WL)
Year 10 Progress Leader – Mr B Coates
|Form Name||Form Tutor|
|10BM||Mrs C Bates|
|10CD||Mr L Oldfield|
|10EW||Mr S Kiernan|
|10LT||Mrs S Thomas|
|10MG||Mr J Edwards|
|10WL||Mrs K Kelly|
Year 11 Progress Leader – Mr A Perrett
|Form Name||Form Tutor|
|11BM||Mr A Leftley|
|11CD||Miss D Fry|
|11EW||Mrs J Osborn|
|11LT||Mrs E Hanlon|
|11MG||Mr J Davies|
|11WL||Mr A Kinchen|
In Year 10 students will receive regular mentoring from their Form Tutor, following a mentoring booklet where students can record their achievements and set themselves goals going forward. These will be used for reflection time and progress monitored. If required, Form Tutors can refer students to the Senior Pastoral Mentor who will assign a member of staff to this student for further mentoring.
Every student in year 11 is been allocated a Learning Coach who will mentor each student approximately 4 times a year. Students are mentored so they have one-to-one interviews to discuss academic progress and any other issues that might arise. This enables us to give each student appropriate guidance to progress.
Students in Year 11 will have a mentoring session with their Learning Coach and a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
In RE, Mathematics, English, Science, Welsh and Welsh Baccalaureate all students are set on the basis of their ability across the whole year group.
If you are concerned about the academic progress of your son or daughter please contact their Progress Leader at the school.