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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 LanguageEnglish LiteratureMathematics and Science (either Trilogy Combined Science or Separate Science); Core PE, RE and PSHE/ Citizenship are not accredited.

Careers information and guidance education is 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 curriculum 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, for example, in Health and Social Care, Engineering and Hospitality and Catering. A very small number of students also access technical courses and further literacy and maths teaching with a bespoke timetable, including a wide range of options from college placements, to alternative provision on site with smaller group teaching. Students accessing this bespoke pathway are still expected to study English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Science.

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 GCSE PE Textiles   Hospitality & Catering
Computer Science Photography  GCSE Media  
Separate Science  Lvl 2 BTEC Sport    

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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