Key Stage 4: Year 10-11 Curriculum

Before September 2021 students followed a 3 year Key Stage 4 curriculum. From September 2021 students entering Year 10 will follow a 2 year Key Stage 4.


In Years 10 - 11 our students continue to enjoy a broad core curriculum subjects.
All students study, English, English Literature, Mathematics, Science which includes Biology, Physics and Chemistry. (Some students will study these as individual Sciences; the majority will study these in order to achieve the Combined Science GCSE)
All of our students study Religious Studies to GCSE.
Students are set by ability in each of these core subjects. 

PE and Careers

Physical Education is also part of our core curriculum offer with students enjoying a range of exciting opportunities. Pupils will have the opportunity to tackle complex and demanding physical activities and experience a range of activities that develops personal fitness and promotes an active, healthy lifestyle.
Students also have the opportunity to engage with our outstanding careers provision and have regular opportunities to meet with our Careers Advisor Mrs Thompson.
In addition, all students have the opportunity to choose a number of optional subjects. Our desire is to ensure that every student studies courses which will challenge and enable him/her them to access any desired pathway of learning post 16, be it a traditional A level course, a combination of A Level and Btec options or even a more vocationally orientated course.

From September 2019 students will need to choose from the following pathways.

 Pathway  Core Components  OPTION 1
 Pupils must choose
 Number of other option choices available
 1  English, Mathematics, Science, RS  1. Geography or History
 2. French or Spanish
 2  English, Mathematics, Science, RS

 One from the following:
 Geography, History, French or Spanish

 3  English Mathematics, Science, RS  Additional Literacy and Numeracy  2

Subjects available for study at KS4

CORE: English, Mathematics, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Science
Optional: Art, Computer Science, Drama, French, Spanish, Geography, History, Hospitality and Catering, Media, Music, Photography, Physical Education GCSE, Product Design, Psychology.

  Subject / Allocation of lessons per fortnight  Year 10  Year 11
 English  10 10
 Mathematics 8 8
 Physical Education  2 4
 Religious Studies 2  0
 Science 10 10
 Option 1  6 6
 Option 2  6 6
 Option 3  6  6

Wider learning skills will underpin the Key Stage 4 curriculum. Students will be encouraged to be involved in as many of the following wider learning opportunities:Wider learning skills will underpin the Key Stage 4 curriculum. Students will be encouraged to be involved in as many of the following wider learning opportunities:
Duke of Edinburgh
Leadership awards
Peer Mentoring
Student Council

‘Our young people are living, learning and negotiating their lives in an increasingly complex and challenging world’ (The Young Foundation). This calls for empowered and resilient young people who can play an active role in navigating their own paths.

By ensuring the core values of Commitment (to achievement), Aspiration and Collaboration are at the centre of everything we do, the ‘Education’ we provide at Cox Green School will help build our students’ competencies, their character and their sense of belonging to the world.  We are fully committed to ensure that all our students will leave school with the cultural capital they will need to be successful citizens, now and in the future. Our students will have very strong personal leadership to enable them to have a clear ‘telos’ and to be a leader of their own life.