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Key Stage 4 
(Years 10 and 11)

Eggbuckland Community College understands that the curriculum is a progression model and should build on that learning that was achieved at Key Stage 3 helping to move our students from novices to maters in their chosen fields. Key Stage 4 is built on a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 3, giving our students the foundation needed to be successful throughout their education and into their future careers.


At Key Stage 4 our students have the opportunity to refine their curriculum and focus their studies on areas that really interest them, setting them up for future studies, and careers. Alongside their chosen subjects we strongly encourage an EBACC curriculum for all of our students which means study English, Maths, Science, a humanity and a language. This will provide them a broad and ambitious curriculum that will keep all the doors open for them, if they change their mind about a career or interest in the future.


At Key Stage 4, all our students must follow a core curriculum. This includes:


  • English (Language and Literature)

  • Mathematics

  • Science

  • Humanities (students must choose from either Geography or History)

  • Wellbeing (PSHE)

  • Religious Education

  • Physical Education

  • Personal development

  • Modern Foreign Languages (encouraged for all students)


In addition to the core offer students are then able to choose an additional 2 or 3 subjects to complete their full curriculum offer from the wider subjects available. The subjects on offer differ from year to year based on the needs and requests of our students. We also aim to meet the needs of current and future, local and national employment sectors. They are likely to include:


  • Fine Art

  • Business Studies

  • Computer Science

  • Drama

  • Engineering

  • French

  • Hospitality and Catering

  • Geography

  • Graphic Communication

  • History

  • Music

  • Psychology

  • Physical Education

  • Religious Studies

  • Design Technology

  • Sociology

  • Textiles


Across a fortnightly timetable, the number of sessions comprise of the following:

Core curriculum

Additional curriculum

Wider curriculum

Setting and organisation of classes:


Core subjects are given the flexibility to set their classes in a way that best suits the needs of their students. Maths and Science are taught in ability groups, with students in upper sets being entered for higher tier papers. Setting is flexible and subject to change throughout the year depending on the needs of our students. Additional Subjects tend to be delivered to mixed ability groups.

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