Overview - Key Stage 3

In Years 7 to 9 compulsory national curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship
  • Computing

Overview - Key Stage 4

The Options Booklet for 2019-20 will appear here in January 2020

During Key Stage 4 students work towards national qualifications - usually GCSEs. The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the Core and Foundation subjects.

Core subjects are:

  • English Language (GCSE)
  • English Literature (GCSE)
  • Maths (GCSE)
  • Science (GCSE)

Students must also have included in their curriculum foundation subjects. These subjects may not be examined:

  • Computing
  • Physical Education (Core)
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Education
  • Sex and Relationship Education

Careers education is integrated into our extended tutorial programme and complemented by specialist provision; information from employers and post 16 providers; bespoke careers events; and independent careers guidance. Further information can be found on this page.

As well, students choose 4 subjects from a wide variety of options. These are GCSE qualifications unless specified.

  • Art (GCSE)
  • Biology (GCSE)
  • Business Studies (GCSE)
  • Chemistry (GCSE)
  • Computing (GCSE)
  • CoPE (Non-Examined)
  • Drama (GCSE)
  • Electronics (GCSE)
  • French (GCSE)
  • Geography (GCSE)
  • German (GCSE)
  • Graphics & Resistant Materials (GCSE)
  • Health and Social Care (OCR Cambridge National Certifcate Levels 1 & 2)
  • History (GCSE)
  • Hospitality & Catering (WJEC Certificate Levels 1 & 2)
  • ICT (Level 2 Technical Award)
  • Film Studies (GCSE)
  • Music (GCSE)
  • Physical Education (GCSE)
  • Physics (GCSE)
  • Religious Studies (GCSE)
  • Spanish (GCSE)
  • Sport (OCR Cambridge National Certifcate Levels 1 & 2)
  • Science Trilogy (GCSE)

For more information about the curriculum please contact
Mr J. Weil, Assistant Headteacher - j.weil@kingsway.stockport.sch.uk

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