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In Years 10 and 11 students have a large element of choice which allows them to
personalise their Key Stage 4 curriculum. There are, however, a number of subjects
which are compulsory for every student – these are the
core subjects
and they
make up approximately 50% of the timetable for each student. For students
following Pathway 4, the remainder of each student’s timetable is composed of the
four option subjects
that they will choose to study.
The Year 10 and 11 curriculum is outlined below. The School follows a two week
timetable cycle of 50 one hour lessons.
Students will study courses that will lead to GCSEs in:
English Language
English Literature
Mathematics
Combined Science
And four other GCSEs
*Please note that some students will be guided towards Triple Science. This will
replace Combined Science and one Option.
Most students should therefore end up with nine GCSEs, however alternative
provision may be provided for specific students.
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English Maths Science eBacc Core PE
/ Dance
OptionA OptionB OptionC L3
Curriculum Time
Rickmansworth School
Section One
Key Stage 4 Curriculum – Pathway 4 Options