Key Stage 4 Curriculum

At Key Stage 4 our curriculum provision largely reflects the breadth of study offered in mainstream schools; providing access to a similar range of qualifications. We deliver a core offer that is allied to work-related vocational study, accredited by industry-recognised awarding bodies. Delivery is personalised to mitigate barriers to learning and this might include therapeutic or learning support at different times of a child’s Key Stage 4 experience.

The Core offer is delivered to every pupil:

– English Language GCSE

English Literature GCSE

– Mathematics GCSE

– Science GCSE (double or triple award)

– Citizenship GCSE

– iMedia (computing)

The Vocational offer requires pupils to select two of the following options:

– Art and Design (GCSE)

– Music (GCSE)

– Hospitality (BTEC Level 1 and 2)

– Sport (BTEC Level 1 and 2)

– Hairdressing and Barbering (BTEC Level 1 Diploma)

– Construction (City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma)

– Land Based Studies (City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma)

– Motor Vehicle Studies (ABC Level 1 Diploma)

The Key Stage 4 offer is supplemented by a personal development curriculum that focusses on British Values, wellbeing & mental health, relationships & diversity and living responsibly in the wider world.

The Personal Development Curriculum covers:

– Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

– Relationship & Sex Education (RSE)

– Physical Education (PE)

– Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

Latest News

Money Wise FREE course for parents

We are pleased to offer a Money Wise free numeracy taster session for parents on Wednesday 21st February from 9-11am at the school. The aims are to help parents improve their confidence so they can support their children with maths …

Read more

Becoming a Governor

Nightingale Community Academy is looking for local governors to help support our school. Local governors are volunteers who help schools like ours achieve the highest possible standards by bringing their expertise and experience. They come from all walks of life …

Read more

Meet Miss Tiggy

Meet Miss Tiggy, a new addition to our literacy nurture group team. Boys have enjoyed reading to her and she has enjoyed earning a treat for listening carefully! We are grateful for her time and the time of all our …

Read more

Away in a Spaceship

Our Primary Pupils put on a stunning performance of their Christmas show, ‘Away in a Spaceship’ for family members just before the end of term. They told the story of Christmas through the eyes of travelling aliens who came to …

Read more