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Years 7-11 Students

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

In Years 10 and 11, all students study the compulsory core subjects leading to 5 GCSE qualifications in English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science (either Trilogy Combined Science or Separate Science); Core PE and CSI (Concepts, Society and Ideology) are not accredited.

Careers and enterprise education are used to support work experience placements for all students; all students also receive independent careers advice and take part in a mock interview process.

In addition to the 5 Core GCSEs, students are then able to choose an additional four GCSEs and other courses to make up their full timetable for Years 10 and 11. We offer a broad spectrum of academic and creative GCSE courses, as well as a growing number of technical courses including BTEC qualifications in Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism; a very small number of students also access Level 1 technical courses one afternoon per week at Keighley College.

Key Stage 4 Options

The following courses are offered as part of the options programme delivered at Ilkley Grammar School: 

 EBACC Subjects Creative/Practical Subjects Humanities Subjects (Non EBACC)  Technical Subjects 
 French  Art Electronics   Business Health and Social Care
Spanish Drama Food & Nutrition Philosophy & Ethics IT
Geography Music Resistant Materials   Engineering
History PE Textiles   Hospitality & Catering
Computer Science Photography  GCSE Media  
Separate Science      

For further information, please contact the following by emailing

Curriculum  Gemma Claughton Deputy Headteacher
English Alison Lowes Curriculum Leader
Mathematics Helen Billinge Curriculum Leader
Science Andrew Marshall Curriculum Leader
Modern Foreign Languages Ana-Maria Paley-Hernandez Curriculum Leader
Humanities Rob Greening (EBacc)

Curriculum Leader

PE Robin Burton Curriculum Leader
ICT/Computing Victoria Brides Curriculum Leader
Technology Rachel Eyles Curriculum Leader
Creative Arts Jess Womack Curriculum Leader

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