In order to improve access for learners and facilitate accelerated learning a three year Key Stage 4
Programme of Study begins in Year 9. Students all access the ‘core’ of English, maths, science and citizenship as well as PE. Additionally they choose four ‘Options’ with the expectation that the vast majority will access the challenging ‘EBacc’ – courses in Humanities, Modern Foreign Language and IT – which will be a strong foundation for studying at higher education The wide range of option subjects offered also includes those of a more applied, or vocational nature. Students are set according to ability in English, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages and Science and in mixed ability groups for their other subjects.