Y6 into 7 Open Events
Potential Sixth Form Closure
Students and facilities at William Brookes School in Much Wenlock, Shropshire

KS4 Courses

Male and female students using laptops

In Key Stage 4, students study a broadly based curriculum which enables them to continue and carry forward a wide range of subjects - this is their entitlement. In addition, thanks to a preference system, students are able to take extra courses which are appropriate to their own interests and experiences.

In summary, all students follow the curriculum below:

  • Science (usually 2 or 3 qualifications)
  • English Language & Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social Citizenship and Health Education (PSHCE) with some elements of RE
  • Weekly assembly
  • Daily 20 minute Tutor time- including mentoring time, to assess progress and set targets on an individual basis - alongside some literacy work
  • Preference/options subjects

There a range of these preference/option subjects that students can choose towards the end of year 9 before the start their KS4 journey with us.

Here is a list of the preference/option subjects we offer at KS4:

GCSE subjects Vocational (BTEC or CNAT)
Art Health & Social Care
Business Studies i Media
Dance Information Technology
Drama Sport
DT Food
Product Design
Religious Studies

There are also opportunities for some students to undertake ‘offsite learning’ through weekly ‘Work Experience’ or placements with vocational training providers. These arrangements are made on an individual basis or part of a ‘Personal Learning Plan.’

PDF icon Download our full KS4 Courses guide