The Secondary Curriculum

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

  • Standards set by QCA & DFES in the United Kingdom
  • Specialist subjects taught in addition to National Curriculum in Year 9 as an introduction to Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 – IGCSE (Years 10 and 11)

  • Studied over two years in Years 10 and 11
  • Up to 10 subjects are available in one sitting
  • Candidates must be aged 15 by August 31 in the year of first sitting
  • Candidates sit all examinations in June of Year 10 & 11
  • November session for re-sitting only

Key Stage 5 – AS Level (Year 12) and A2 Level (Year 13)

  • Year 12 is AS
  • Year 13 is A2
  • Students must sit at least ONE unit per subject in January of Year 12 and Year 13