KS4 Curriculum

Please take a look at the KS4 Options brochure below to see which topics your child will study in their core and chosen subjects throughout the academic year. Also included is the KS4 Options brochure for 2019/20 and a breakdown of each subject below. The options available at Key Stage 4 remain broadly the same, however the blocking of subjects will change based on the interest of students. Additional subjects may be added or subjects may be removed, this again depends on the interests of the students.

For more information we have included a link to the syllabus that each subject are following, and also some more detailed information in the table below.

If you have any further queries regarding the curriculum please contact Mrs Coates (DHT) on a.coates@todhigh.co.uk.

GCSE Options

Year 9 students choose their GCSE subjects in the spring term.  All students study core subjects which include Maths, English, Science, PE, Computing, Social-Moral-Spiritual-Cultural (SMSC) and Preparation for Life (PfL).  In addition to this they are invited to choose the other subjects they wish to study for GCSE.

Year 9 parents’ evening is the starting point for this process. Your child’s subject teachers will be able to offer advice, based on their progress to date in each subject in order to help you and your child make an informed decision.

Options evening is another opportunity to speak with subject teachers and other key members of staff to allow you and your child to make the best decisions for their future. Prior to the options evening, a selection of parents and students may be invited to a meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss their options.  This member of staff can offer information, advice and guidance based on your child’s progress to date and their future ambitions to ensure that they are choosing the path that is right for them.

If you have any questions about the process, then please contact the learning manager for Year 8 and 9 for more information.

Please click here for the KS4 Options blocks and Curriculum content 2019-2020

KS4 Syllabus

School Todmorden High    
Year 10      
Subject Exam Board Specification Code  
Art, Craft and Design AQA 8201 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206
Business Pearson 1BS0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2017.html
Computer Science Pearson 1CP1 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/computer-science-2016.html
CIDA Pearson GCDA2 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/digital-applications-cida-dida.html
Drama Pearson 1DR0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/drama-2016.html
Music Pearson BTEC First award in Music L1/2 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/music-2013-nqf.html
English Language AQA 8700 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-language-8700
English Literature AQA 8702 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/english/gcse/english-literature-8702
Geography AQA 8035 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/geography/gcse/geography-8035
History AQA 8145 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145
Maths Pearson 1MA1 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/mathematics-2015.html
Media Studies Eduqas C680QS http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/
French AQA 8658 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658
Spanish AQA 8698 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698
Sport Studies OCR Nat J813 http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/cambridge-nationals-sport-studies-level-1-2-j803-j813/
RE AQA 8062 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-a-8062
Combined Science Pearson 1SC0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html
Biology Pearson 1Bi0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html
Chemistry Pearson 1CH0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html
Physics Pearson 1PH0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/sciences-2016.html
Year 11 (If different)    
Subject Exam Board Specification Code  
Business Pearson 2BS0 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/business-2009.html
BTEC L1/L2 Award in IT Pearson SKN27 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/information-and-creative-technology-2012-nqf.html
Media Studies Eduqas C680QS http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/media-studies/
RE Short Course AQA 8061 http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/religious-studies/gcse/religious-studies-short-course-8061

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