Key Stage 4 Overview

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to offer students more flexibility in their studies by allowing students to follow a personalised curriculum based on their preferred learning styles, interests and skills.

Core Curriculum

All students study English, Maths and Science at either GCSE or Functional Skills at level 1 or 2.  All students also study Physical Education, Religious Education, Citizenship, Employability and Careers and have option choices including Level 1 Sports Leaders, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, Functional Skills ICT and GCSEs in Food & Nutrition, Design & Technology, Geography and Art.

Vocational Option Choices

Some students have extended work placements (on top of one  week’s work experience, competed in the summer term of year 10) or take part in vocational study options at external providers.

Extra Support

Students who require extra Literacy and Numeracy support will receive this either in 1:1 or small group withdrawal.  Personalised programmes are arranged for Reading (Sound Reading System) and Handwriting (Nelson).

Curriculum Enrichment

Enrichment afternoons are designed to enhance and further broaden the curriculum.  At Key Stage Four this includes training for certificates in Level 3 First Aid, Level 2 Manual Handling, Level 2 Health and Safety and Level 2 Fire Safety.

Key Stage four students are also involved in STEM days and Industry days throughout the academic year as well as having Careers lessons each fortnight which involve industry visits and sessions with Jobcentreplus, sessions with an independent careers adviser and visits to colleges, training providers and careers fairs.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development

This is embraced by all areas of the curriculum and is at the heart of everything we do at The Brookfield School.  From curriculum coverage to positive rewards programmes to meaningful consequences, School Council Charity work, residential visits and student-staff relations, all are designed to develop the social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding of our students.