Key Stage 4

At Longdean School, our Key Stage 4 curriculum starts in Year 10 and finishes at the end of Year 11. In Key Stage 4, students follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science (Combined or Triple), Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE), Ethics (RE) and Physical Education (PE). Selected students also study a foreign language (French or Spanish), while others can add an extra vocational two-year option.  

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Students can choose three (language students) or four option subjects – one or two studied over a two-year period and two subjects each studied over a one-year period. Students discuss these choices during options process in Year 9 with members of staff. Most one-year option groups have a mixture of Year 10 and 11 students in them. 

Two-year options

Students have a choice of ONE or TWO two-year options. These subjects will be studied over two years with exams at the end of Year 11

One-year options

Students also have the option of studying one-year options which have exams at the end of the year of study. There is an extensive range of subjects to choose from – from GCSEs, which are more exam-based, to BTECs, CNATs or WTECs, which are more course-work based (but equivalent to GCSEs). If a student is seen to be falling behind in English and/or Maths in Years 10 or 11, they may also follow a catch-up programme instead of doing their one-year option 
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Updated 15/02/24