City of Norwich School

Key Stage 4

At  KS4  all  students  study  a  core  curriculum  of  English  language,  English  literature,  maths, science, religious education (taught as philosophy and ethics) and physical education.

Students make GCSE choices in the spring term of Y9. The English Baccalaureate is available to all students though not enforced. In order to ensure breadth to their studies, each student must  choose  one  option  from  a  list  of  computer  science,  history,  geography,  triple  science, French  and  German.  They  then  make  2  further  open  choices  from  a  wide  selection  of subjects (below). 

Students  have  the  option  to  study  vocational  courses  alongside  GCSE’s. A  small number of students follow courses in partnership with high quality external providers. A  number  of  optional  enrichment  subjects  are  offered  at  KS4  in  order  to  add  challenge  and further  breadth  for  students.  These subjects  change  based  on  curriculum  availability  but currently include computer science, further mathematics, higher project qualification, sports leader award and young enterprise.


Subjects at Key Stage 4

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Drama
  • DTE Catering
  • DTE Graphic Products
  • DTE Resistant Materials
  • DTE Textiles Technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health and Social Care
  • History
  • ICT
  • Maths
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • PSD
  • Science (core GCSE)
  • Science (Triple)
  • Sociology

Core Examination Courses

English, Mathematics, Science, Additional Science, Philosophy and Ethics.

Core, non-examined subject

Physical Education

Time allocation for Key Stage 4 

Subject Periods per fortnight
English 9
Maths 8
PE 4
RE 4
Science (Double) 10
Option A 5
Option B 5
Option C 5

2018 Revision Resources

Year 11 Parents Revision Evening Presentation

Resources and Equipment for GCSE

Revision Timetable 2018

Revision Timetable CNS All exams 2018 

Year 11 Study Leave Information 

2018 Study Leave and Exam Planning