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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

KS4 Subject Curriculum

At Key Stage 4, the majority of students follow courses that generally lead to ten or more GCSEs (or their equivalent).

All students take English (Language and/or Literature), Mathematics, Science (Core, Additional or Triple) and Religious Education. There are also non-examined lessons in Physical Education, Personal, Social, Citizenship Educiation.

Additional GCSE choices are made from History, Geography, Design Technology (including Product Design, Graphic Products or Textiles Technology), French, Spanish, ICT, Art, Music, Media Studies, Drama, Sociology, Health and Social Care.

There are also a range of vocational options including Vocational Studies, BTECs in Sport, Business, Creative Media, Health and Social Care. 

To find out more about these subject click on their individual pages available in the Curriculum tab.

Expected Progress

From the end of Key Stage 3 to the end of Key Stage 4 based on national expectation and data generated by OFSTED the following links exist between achievement at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) and likely achievement at the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11).

Other factors such as attendance, motivation and behaviour will impact on the progress made by students during Key Stage 4. We are working towards all students achieving at least 5 GCSEs with English and Maths.

 NC Level End of Year 9GCSE/BTEC Target GradePost 16 Progression
 4EFoundation Diploma, BTEC Introductory Diploma, City & Guilds Level 1, NVQ Level 1
 4/5DBTEC Diploma, City & Guilds Level 2, Apprenticeship, NVQ Level 2, GCSEs, Higher Diploma
National Benchmark5/6C/PASSBTEC Extended Diploma, City & Guilds Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship, NVQ Level 3, A Levels, Advanced Diploma
 6B/MERITBTEC Extended Diploma, City & Guilds Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship,
NVQ Level 3, A Levels, IBD - The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Advanced Diploma
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DISTINCTION

BTEC Extended Diploma, City & Guilds Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3, A Levels, IBD - The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, Advanced Diploma