Principal - Lesley Welsh
Principal - Lesley Welsh

GEORGE PINDAR SCHOOL IS PART OF

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 - Year 10 and 11

At key stage 4, our curriculum is designed to support our students to achieve a complete set of level 2 qualifications that will take them onto their next stage whether this is apprenticeships or post 16 study.

Our students continue to follow a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed, planned and sequenced to meet their individual needs and to provide them with the greatest opportunities for success.  Our pathways allow students to opt for the traditional academic route or a more applied or vocational course. In addition to this, students have the opportunity to study a range of qualifications alongside students at Graham School as part of our collaborative offer at key stage 4.

Students continue to study core PE and personal development with religious studies.  These valuable subjects help to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem, and to identify and manage risk and make informed choices.   They provide students with the knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare them to play a full and active part in society as responsible citizens.

Key Stage 4

Subject

Y10 

Hours per week

Y11 

Hours per week

English

(Language and Literature)

4

5

Maths

5

5

Combined Science

5

4

PE

2

2

Personal Development including Religious Studies

1

1

Tutor time programme develops students’ citizenship, British Values and includes our careers programme.  2.5 hours per week.

 

4 Option subjects from the list below (GCSE unless otherwise stated)

2 hours each

Art

Hair & Beauty (VCert)

Child Care (CACHE)

Health & Social Care (BTEC)

Computer Science *

History

Construction (WJEC voc award)

Hospitality & Catering (WJEC voc award)

Creative iMedia (CAMB Nat)

Music

Dance *

(BTEC)

Photography*

Design & Technology

Physical Education (BTEC)

Engineering (WJEC voc award) 

Psychology *

French

Religious Studies *

Geography

Separate Sciences

German

Spanish

*Denotes collaborative subjects offered at Graham School

This morning, our Y11s who are working with @NYBEP_NE on the ‘Your Choice Your Voice’ programme had great fun constructing chairs from balloons! The challenge was to make a chair that could be sat upon without it bursting & both teams succeeded! #proudtobepindar #thrivewithhope pic.twitter.com/gj47…