From September 2015, Year 9 students will be embarking on a very important phase of their education, namely the three years to GCSE (Key Stage 4). The pathway booklet will give you an overview of the Key Stage 4 curriculum and details about the individual subjects that students are able to study. All Year 8 students have been issued a pathway booklet and a link to the booklet can be found at the side on this page. The majority of time for a Key Stage 4 student (70%) is spent on the Core Curriculum. It includes English, Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, French, Physical Education and Personal, Social and Health Education (including Citizenship, Careers and Work Experience). The options curriculum takes up most of the rest of the time (25%) and here students will choose either Geography or History in order to be eligible for the English Baccalaureate as well as choosing 2 additional options from an extensive range of subjects. Many of the subjects continue from Key Stage 3, but some new subjects such as Business Studies, Health & Social Care and Sociology also become available. We understand that there may be a small number of our students within the cohort who will need to have an altered curriculum timetable in order to best cope with their learning needs. The academy will look at each student on an individual basis. Should you feel your child may need this alternative curriculum, please feel free to contact us to discuss the choices further. Key dates: WEDNESDAY 6th JANUARY : Key Stage 4 Pathways Evening. TUESDAY 21st JANUARY : Year 8 Parents’ Evening. 11th – 22nd JANUARY : Individual student interviews. FRIDAY 29th JANUARY : DEADLINE for Choices Forms to be returned to Form Tutors.
Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House, Abbey Grange C of E Academy, Butcher Hill, Leeds, LS16 5EA Tel: 0113 275 7877 Fax: 0113 275 4794 Company No.: 07705552