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Key Stage 4


National Curriculum Secondary

Year 9 GCSE Pathways' Booklet 

Year 10 Revision Guide for Parents

At Beechwood, we follow a three year Key Stage 4 programme. Students will pursue the Core subjects of:




Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education 

Physical Education

Philosophy & Ethics (non-exam) 

Modern Foreign Language (for some students)

Option subjects

Art & Design 

Business Studies 

Computer Science

Design Technology


Food Preparation & Nutrition (Catering) 



Health & Social Care 



Physical Education

Philosophy & Ethics

Triple Science - Biology, Chemistry & Physics Technology

Parents are invited to Curriculum Information Evenings to learn more about the curriculum, how subjects are taught and how students can learn best, make progress and achieve highly. These Curriculum Information Evenings are published in our School Calendar. The dates will also be highlighted in our Weekly Bulletin home and via letter from your child’s Director of Studies.

The details of options and GCSE pathways, as well as syllabi pursued are overviewed in our ‘Pathways’ Booklet available to download via this website.

Hard copies can be supplied on request and are always supplied at our Pathways’ Evenings.