Our Curriculum Implementation at Key Stage 4
At Codsall Community High School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to enable all our young people to become:
- Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve well.
- Confident individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
The school offers a wide range of courses and continues to develop its curriculum in a way that is relevant to our modern and fast changing world.
In our partner middle schools (Bilbrook, Codsall and Perton Middle) students complete the full Programme of Study for Key Stage 3 in all core and foundation subjects. Their transition to Codsall High is a natural starting point for their next steps in education.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, at Codsall High School students begin to study an enriched Key Stage 4 Programme of Study that comprises Core and Option subjects.
All students study Core GCSEs in English Language and English Literature, Mathematics and either Combined Science or Triple Science as one of their options and Core PE.
Students also take Core PE and in Years 9 and 10 they have a Wider Learning Lesson with their tutors. These cover different topics each half term including Careers, Citizenship, Online and Offline Safety, Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHEE), Religious Education (RE) and Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and Wellbeing.
Students can also choose from a wide range of options. These change each year, in response to student interest, but usually include:
Students choose four options that they enjoy, will make progress and achieve well in and that will help them to achieve their future career goals so they can make a positive contribution to society.
Within the options, all students choose at least one EBacc subject, which can be GCSE French, GCSE Geography, GCSE German, GCSE History or GCSE History.
Most students choose two or more EBacc options as these courses provide a strong academic core and are shown to support future progression into a range of courses and jobs.
Further details about the Key Stage 4 Curriculum can be found in the Curriculum Policy available on our policies webpage, “Key Stage 4 Options Booklet”, “Key Stage 4 Examination Boards 2022/23”, or by clicking the name of a course above to see more information.
Key Stage 4 Options Information Booklet 2023
KS4 Examination Boards 2022/23
In Years 12 and 13, students choose all the courses they study. Further details of the Key Stage 5 Curriculum can be found by clicking the link from the Codsall Sixth Form menu on our website.