Years 10 & 11

Main contacts for Key Stage 4

Deputy Head of Secondary

Erica Warne

Areas of responsibility

Overview of Key Stage 4 curriculum and choices programme.

Exams Officer

Peter Whitehouse

Areas of responsibility

Exam entries, processes and procedures. Communication of results.

Head of Y10

Dan Emerich

Areas of responsibility

Pastoral care of Y10 students, wellbeing support.

Head of Y11

Helen Duffy

Areas of responsibility

Pastoral care of Y11 students, wellbeing support.

In Years 10 and 11, our curriculum is based around the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme offered by Cambridge.

Students in Years 10 and 11 study a range of compulsory / optional subjects, and electives (non-examined). You can find a description of each of these courses below.

IGCSE programme

Cambridge IGCSE develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills in:

(Cambridge website - IGCSE curriculum) 

It is ideal preparation for higher-level courses such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP). IGCSEs are taught in over 100 countries throughout the world and are recognised as qualifications for matriculation or equivalence purposes for universities in the United Kingdom and many other countries.

Compulsory subjects


Optional subjects

Humanities and Science


Arts and PE


Students who fall under the compulsory requirements of the Czech education system must choose Czech as one of their options. This course is not an IGCSE, but it is an important prerequisite for the IB Czech A: Literature course. Czech as an Additional Language (CAL) is also not an IGCSE subject  but aims to improve language skills for non-native speakers of Czech.