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KS4 Curriculum, Enrichment  & Assessment 

Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

KS4 CURRICULUM

In Years 9, 10 and 11 a degree of choice is available within a broad curriculum framework. The choices are made in Year 8 by students and their parents, in consultation with Faculty leadership at the College & subject tutors.

All students will undertake a programme of spiritual, moral, social & cultural (SMSC) development, including fundamental British values,  delivered through a combination of the curriculum and mentor time. Students will also be engaged in a programme of Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE) education delivered through a combination of the curriculum and mentor time.

Our Programme of Study for PSHE education aims to develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team-working and critical thinking in the context of learning; grouped into three core themes: health and well-being, relationships and living in the wider world (including economic well-being and aspects of careers education). The national curriculum states that ‘all schools should make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice'. PSHE education contributes to our statutory duties outlined in the Education Act 2002  and the Academies Act 2010 to provide a balanced and broadly-based curriculum and is essential in relation to personal development, behaviour, welfare and safeguarding

Assessment of all students' progress is carried out regularly, and is used to review grouping arrangements in subjects which are organised into ability sets. These are kept as flexible as possible to allow students to change according to progress. Details of the KS4 courses and curriculum overviews are available in the course booklet. 

Click to view the College KS4 options booklet (for current Year 8 students in 2018-19)

Click to download the KS4 options form (for current Year 8 students in 2018-19)

CURRICULUM  (Current Years 9, 10 & 11)

From September 2017 all students that entered Lutterworth College either as a Year 9 student (3 year pathway) or Year 10 student (2 year pathway - only available 2017-2019) study a core of 30 hours to include English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) and core PE. They will have also chosen 4 option subjects to carry forward to full GCSE qualifications. Students entering the school in Year 10 in 2017 also had the opportunity to take Double Science and, as a consequence, selected five option subjects.

From September 2018 there will no longer be a Year 10 entry into GCSE at Lutterworth College as all GCSE courses start in Year 9.

From September 2018  all students will begin their GCSE courses in Year 9, these students are currently in Year 9 and 10, and must take Triple Science and four optional subjects as below:

Core

All students

must complete

 GCSE

(except where specified)

Typical hours

per subject

(per 2-week cycle) 

English

 English Language & English Literature

 7 (combined)

Maths

 Mathematics

 7

Science (Double or Triple)

 Biology, Chemistry & Physics

 

 12 (Triple)

PE

 Core Physical Education

 4

Options

Students must complete four optional subjects during KS4

 

 

Art

Business

Computing

Dance

Drama

Food & Nutrition

 French

Geography

History

Media

Music

Physical Education

  Product Design

Religious Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Sport (BTEC)

Textiles

5 per subject


 KS4 ENRICHMENT

KEY STAGE 4 Enrichment opportunities

Duke of Edinburgh Award 

Sport Leaders Award

Volunteering Programme

Latin 

Sports Teams

Subject Mentors 

Student Leadership 

Student Voice

Honours (AGT) Programme

 

NEW CURRICULUM 2019 onwards  (for current Year 8)

From September 2019, Year 9 students will study a core of 40 hours to include GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Double Science or Triple Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics), History or Geography, French or Spanish, and Religious Studies.  Students will study core PE and PSHE. They will have also chosen 2 option subjects to carry forward to full GCSE qualifications. 

 

Core

All students

must complete

 GCSE

(except where specified)

Typical hours

per subject

(per 2-week cycle) 

English

 English Language & English Literature

 8    (combined)

Maths

 Mathematics

 8

Science (Double or Triple)

 Biology, Chemistry & Physics

 

 

MFL*

French or Spanish

5

Humanities

History or Geography

5

Personal Development

Religious Studies

2

PE

Core Physical Education

3

PSHE

PSHE

1

Options

Students must complete  TWO   optional subjects during KS4

 

 

Art

Business

Computing

Dance

Drama

Food & Nutrition

 French

Geography

Health & Social Care (Tech Award)

History

Digital Information Technology (Tech Award)

Media

Music

Physical Education

 Product Design

Religious Studies

Sociology

Spanish

Sport (BTEC)

Textiles

5 per subject

* Students who have not studied a language in Year 8 would not be expected to study GCSE French or Spanish.


 KS4 ENRICHMENT

KEY STAGE 4 Enrichment opportunities

Duke of Edinburgh Award 

Sport Leaders Award

Volunteering Programme

Latin 

Sports Teams

Subject Mentors 

Student Leadership 

Student Voice

Honours (AGT) Programme

 KS4 ASSESSMENT

TARGET LEVELS FOR KEY STAGE 4

At Key Stage 4 account is taken of all the information available to us about your child, including their Key Stage 2 and 3 results. We use Fischer Family Trust probability information to help decide on their Target Grade for Key Stage 4.  This should be the minimum grade your child is aiming to achieve in all of their subjects by the end of Year 11. Progress is judged against the Target Grade so that we can identify where students may need extra support.

Nationally, the GCSE expected average grade is in the 4-6 range. You will be sent information about your child’s progress and/or behaviours for learning three times a year in a Progress Review.

Should you have any queries about how your child’s Target Grades have been set, do not hesitate to contact your child's Pastoral Manager.

KEY STAGE 4 CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT, NEA & EXTENDED PROJECTS

Controlled Assessment and Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) is work which is carried out in lessons under the supervision of a member of staff. Your child may have some preparation to do at home to enable them to complete this.

Controlled Assessment and Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) is an important part of your child's studies and we encourage parents and students to discuss work deadlines relating to these regularly. If you have any questions about this element of a course please contact your child's teacher for the respective subject.