Key stage 4
During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications - usually GCSEs.
The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.
Core subjects are:
Foundation subjects are:
- physical education
Schools must also offer at least one subject from each of these areas:
- design and technology
- modern foreign languages
They must also provide religious education (RE) and sex education at key stage 4.
Further information about the KS4 curriculum in Wales can be found here.
At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) most pupils will study a range of GCSE or Vocational subjects. The subjects studied will comprise of ‘core’ subjects made up of English, Mathematics, Numeracy, Science as well as Welsh, PE, PSE (including Careers Education and Sex Education) and the new Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification.
KEY STAGE 4 SYLLABUS AND EXAM INFORMATION
- English Language
- English Literature
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Double Award Science, Double Award Applied Science).
- Art and Design
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Design and Technology
- Film Studies
- Food and Nutrition
- Media Studies
- Health and Social Care
- Home Economics - Child Development
- Home Economics - Food and Nutrition
- Home Economics - Textiles
- Hospitality and Catering
- Leisure and Tourism
- Welsh (First Language, Second Language)
- Religious Studies
For Edexcel past papers click here.
Many schools now offer vocational courses such as BTEC qualifications.