Key Stage 4

Years 10 - 11

Years 10 and 11

All students study a core curriculum comprising of GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Science. For most students this leads to 6 GCSEs. They also follow statutory courses in PE and Ethics and Beliefs which do not lead to GCSE qualifications.
In addition, students are guided in their choice of a further four options from a wide range of subjects. A small number of students are guided to take a smaller number of option subjects to enable them to receive additional support in English and Maths.

Option Subjects for 2016-2017

  • Art
  • BTEC Health & Social Care History
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • Graphics

History
ICT
Music
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery
PE

Photography
Religious Studies
Spanish
Textiles
Triple Science

Details of all courses offered by The Cavendish School are available in the annual options booklet published in the Spring Term. All years follow a Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) programme designed for each particular year group. This contains a wide range of topics and skills including working with others, career choices, study skills, problem solving, drugs education, economic awareness, personal relationships and sex education.

Regular communication during Key Stage 4 is vital to ensure that students make the best possible progress. Each year we will hold events to share with parents how we will be supporting their children and what they can do too.

Click on the links below for the information from these evenings.