Curriculum Choices 2020-21
This part of the website is dedicated to Year 9 Curriculum choices.
Here you will find information about the different pathways students have been put on, videos about the option subjects and FAQ’s around the curriculum choices process.
We will be updating this part of the website with key information and important dates to support parents, carers and students make informed decisions about their KS4 Curriculum.
All students will continue to study for 3 mandatory examined subjects: GCSE English, Maths and Science and 2 mandatory unexamined subjects: PSHE and Core PE.
It is vitally important that the choices made at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) are the correct ones, because all students must do one of the following until they are 18:
- stay in full-time education, for example at a college
- start an apprenticeship or traineeship
- spend 20 hours or more a week working or volunteering, while in part-time education or training
With this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced Key Stage 4 Curriculum, which has been designed with the following aims in mind.
Broad –to acquire a range of knowledge and skills relevant to a variety of career choices.
Balanced – to develop knowledge and skills, including: literacy, numeracy, creativity, health and wellbeing.
Challenging – to help every student reach their potential and ready for their next phase of life.
Future proof – providing subject choices that will help support enterprise and employability, making WHS students stand out in a competitive and changing world.
LINK TO YEAR 9 ASSEMBLY POWERPOINT COMING SOON