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Last updated: January 12th, 2024

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Students follow a National Curriculum programme, most subjects leading to certification at Level 2 (GCSE/BTEC etc).

All students follow courses in the following: English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Physical Education and PSHE. The vast majority also study either History or Geography and a Modern Foreign Language (Spanish, Italian or French).

In a small number of cases where we feel a student would benefit significantly from additional English, Maths and Science support they may be withdrawn from studying a Modern Foreign Language and/or a Humanity and instead will benefit from “Curriculum Support” lessons delivered by specialist English, Maths and Science teachers. This is by invite only.

In addition, students also then select two subjects which can be chosen from the following:

GCSE qualifications

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology with Resistant Materials
  • Design Technology with Graphics
  • Drama
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education

BTEC qualifications

  • Level 2 BTEC Creative Digital Media
  • Level 2 BTEC Tech award in Enterprise (Business Studies)

Please note options subjects are revised annually and are subject to change.

Click on the links below for detailed subject information:

If you have any questions or require further information about our curriculum, please contact the Curriculum Lead who will be happy to help, or our Deputy Head, Miss A.Dwyer (a.dwyer@sjb.surrey.sch.uk)