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. They are also offered new courses from which to choose, however, these change each year.
COMPULSORY CORE SUBJECTS
Welsh Baccalaureate (National)
Mathematics and Mathematics Numeracy
Personal Social Education (PSE)
SCHOOL BASED OPTION SUBJECTS (GCSE/LEVEL 2)
Art & Design
DT Product Design
Textiles & Fashion
Food & Nutrition
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 six mixed ability form groups.
FORM GROUPS - the form groups are named after their form tutors initials.
Year 11 Progress Leader – Mr B Coates Year 10 Progress Leader – Mrs L Burnett
Form Name Form Tutor Form Name Form Tutor
Mr R Pena
Mr S Kiernan
Miss C Parry
Miss E Mcdonagh
Mr J Davies
Miss S Evans
Every student in KS4 has been allocated a Learning Coach who will mentor each student approximately 4 times a year. We mentor students so that 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.
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.