The Key Stage 4 Curriculum at Sir John Hunt

We offer a three year Key Stage 4 curriculum comprising of approximately half of the curriculum time dedicated to the core subjects (English Maths and Science) with the other half dedicated to the option subjects that students chose. Students make their option choices in Year 8 where they are invited to choose four option subjects. In addition to this, we offer curriculum enrichment to all of our Key Stage 4 students to support them through their GCSEs through our academic Learning Café, other out-of-school-hours activities, learning conferences, work experience and careers guidance. The following subjects are on offer through the Key Stage 4 curriculum:

 

Subject   Time Allocation
  Core Subjects (Compulsory)  
English   5 x 50 minutes per week
Mathematics   5 x 50 minutes per week
Biology   2 x 50 minutes per week
Chemistry   2 x 50 minutes per week
Physics   2 x 50 minutes per week
  Option Subjects  
Art   3 x 50 minutes per week
Art Textiles   3 x 50 minutes per week
Catering/Food Preparation & Nutrition   3 x 50 minutes per week
Child Development   3 x 50 minutes per week
Computer Science   3 x 50 minutes per week
Construction   3 x 50 minutes per week
Design & Technology; Resistant Materials   3 x 50 minutes per week
Geography   3 x 50 minutes per week
Health & Social Care   3 x 50 minutes per week
History 3 x 50 minutes per week
IT   3 x 50 minutes per week
Music   3 x 50 minutes per week
Philosophy and Ethics   3 x 50 minutes per week
Physical Education   3 x 50 minutes per week
Psychology   3 x 50 minutes per week
Sociology   3 x 50 minutes per week
Spanish   3 x 50 minutes per week
Step Up   3 x 50 minutes per week