Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4

Students choose their Year 10 and 11 options during the second term of Year 9. Many students will not have considered their future plans at this stage; therefore Haydon Bridge High School provides a comprehensive programme of support and guidance, which includes subject reviews, one to one meetings, and talks to guide students through their option choices. We encourage students to take on subjects that they will enjoy and in which interests and future aspirations, with subject variety being important to develop a range of skills.

For their GCSE studies students at Haydon Bridge High School follow a core programme. The core GCSE subjects are English language and literature, mathematics and science. In addition, students are able to choose from a wide range of options, encompassing both traditional and vocational subjects. A full and comprehensive KS4 Options booklet is provided each year.

Year 10 and 11 students will study Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education, Citizenship, physical education and religious education. In addition to traditional GCSE subjects Haydon Bridge High School offers a wide variety of vocational courses.