Our KS4 curriculum is designed to meet the needs of individual students, allowing them to maximise their progress in core subjects and have flexibility in deciding their optional subjects.
The curriculum at Whitchurch High School is made up of the following core components delivered over a two-week timetable:
**Any student who opts to follow full course Philosophy and Ethics (previously Religious Studies) will study either short course ICT or the European Computer Drivers Licence (ECDL) course instead of short course Religious Studies. The remaining curriculum time will consist of 3 option subjects selected by each student.
The option grid will be made available to students and will appear on this section of the website when it becomes available in February, Click Here to view the Year 9 Option Grid.
All students at Whitchurch follow a programme of guidance and support to ensure that they are following an appropriate and individual leaning pathway which matches their aspirations:
Year 9 Option Programme
Students in year nine will be supported in making decisions on which option subjects to follow at key stage 4 throughout January and February.
Details on the guidance and consultation process are summarised below:
Further details about this guidance and support programme and further information about the curriculum at key stage 4 can be seen by clicking on the image below:
Careers and the World of Work
All students at Whitchurch High School receive a programme of careers education, advice, information and guidance, as well as relevant work related education opportunities, please Click Here for further information.
Wise Course for the Future
Even though a bewildering array of choices on offer in Years 10 and 11, it will be useful for students to discuss their option choices with their parents, please Click Here for some advice and guidance for both parents and students.
Who Should I See?
If you have any questions with regards to individual subjects, please speak with your subject teacher or the Departmental Leader who will willingly give you help and guidance on the subject content and your suitability. Please Click Here for a list of Departmental Leaders at Whitchurch High School. If you have any questions in relation to the option process the following members of staff can assist:
Mrs A Dando, Mr G Bowen, Mrs S Lloyd, Mrs L Sharpe, Mrs S Bagshaw, Mr N John
Make the Right Choice
*We cannot guarantee that all students will be able to take the subjects they choose, as some courses may be over-subscribed. Other courses under-subscribed may have to be withdrawn.