Key Stage 4Years 10 - 11
Years 9 – 11
At Cavendish pupils follow a three year Key Stage Four. The purpose of this is to give them the best possible chance of success in their GCSEs at the end Year 11 by focusing on the subjects that they have most interest in.
Year 9 acts as a transitional year where pupils develop GCSE specific skills prior to studying course specific content.
All pupils study a core curriculum comprising of GCSEs in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Science. For most pupils 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, pupils are guided in their choice of a further four options from a wide range of subjects. A small number of pupils are guided to take a smaller number of option subjects to enable them to receive additional support in English and Maths.
Option Subjects for 2017-2018
- BTEC Health & Social Care
- Computer Science
- Film Studies
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Food and Cookery
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Craft
- Triple Science
Click on the links below for the information from these evenings.