KS4 Core Subjects

CORE SUBJECTS

All students at Broadway follow a core curriculum. These are the subjects set out by the government that all school pupils must study.

 Please click on a subject to find a little more information about these courses.

 For 2013 – 2016 your CORE curriculum will consist of:

Name of Subject2013
Number of Lessons
2014
Number of Lessons
2015
Number of Lessons
English44 (6 for E Pathway)5
Mathematics44 (6 for E Pathway)5
Science555
R.E.222
P.E.222
I.T.2

 

All pupils in the I and F pathways will also study a foreign language. All pupils in the E pathway will also study Work Skills.

All these subjects are open to both boys and girls and most have an examination at the end of Year 11.

The qualification at the end of KS4 is the General Certificate of Secondary Education.

What is GCSE?

This is a single system of examination for all subjects

GCSE grades are awarded now as numbers :

250112-037

 A*=9

A=8

B=6/7

C=5

D=4

E=3

F=2

G=1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The examination tests not only your memory and the orderly presentation of facts, but also understanding, imagination and practical skills.

Teacher assessed coursework is common to most course and pupils who are absent from school place themselves at a great disadvantage. There is a close link between good attendance and exam success. You must attend to do well.

Other Certification

Some subjects may allow you to obtain a certificate other than GCSE. These will be explained on the appropriate page for that subject

 

documents small2014 Year 8 Curriculum Information Booklet

 

 

documents small2015 Year 8 Curriculum Information Booklet