Unsworth Academy

Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Key Stage 4

Curriculum Intent

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum intends learners to realise their personal potentials as they transition from Year 11 to future pathways.

September of Year 10 sees the start of Key Stage 4 and precise study designed around GSCE subject specifications. Learners will study eight subjects.

The allocated hours for Year 10 and Year 11 learners are as follows:-

SubjectNumber of Hours Per Fortnight Year 10Number of Hours Per Fortnight Year 11
English99
Maths88
Science129
Option 167
Option 267
Option 367
PE22
PSHCE11

GCSE Subjects and Examining Bodies 

TypeAwarding BodyCourse TitleLink to Specification
Technical AwardWJECLevel 1/2 Vocational Award Constructing the Built Environment https://www.eduqas.co.uk/media/cjvn3orz/constructing-the-built-environment-level-12-award-specification-from-2018.pdf
Technical AwardWJECLevel 1/2 Vocational Award in Hospitality and Cateringhttps://www.eduqas.co.uk/media/0dzpjezk/wjec-level-1-2-award-in-hospitality-and-catering-speca-from-2016-e-29-11.pdf
Technical AwardPearson BTECBTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/performing-arts/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/9781446939628_BTEC_L1L2_AWD_PA_SPEC.pdf
GCSEPearson Edexcel (Higher)

OCR (Foundation
GCSE (9-1) Mathematics https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/mathematics/2015/specification-and-sample-assesment/gcse-maths-2015-specification.pdf

https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/168982-specification-gcse-mathematics.pdf
GCSEPearson EdexcelGCSE (9-1) in Religious Studies B https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Religious%20Studies/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/Specification-GCSE-L1-L2-Religious-Studies-B-June-2016-Draft-4.pdf
GCSEPearson EdexcelGCSE (9-1) in Spanish https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Spanish/2016/specification-and-sample-assessments/Specification-Pearson-Edexcel-Level-1-Level-2-GCSE-9-1-Spanish.pdf
GCSEPearson EdexcelGCSE (9-1) in Physical Education https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/GCSE/Physical%20Education/2016/Specification%20and%20sample%20assessments/GCSE-physical-education-2016-specification.pdf
Technical AwardPearson BTECBTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Sport, Activity and Fitness https://qualifications.pearson.com/content/dam/pdf/btec-tec-awards/sport-activity-and-fitness/2017/specification-and-sample-assessments/PSPEC-Tech-Award-in-Sport-Activity-Fitness.pdf
GCSEOCRGCSE (9-1) in Art and Design https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/220463-specification-accredited-gcse-art-and-design-j170-j176.pdf
Cambridge National CertificateOCRLevel 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Creative iMedia https://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/115888-specification.pdf
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Geography https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/geography/specifications/AQA-8035-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in English Language https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/specifications/AQA-8700-SP-2015.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in English Literature https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/english/specifications/AQA-8702-SP-2015.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Art and Design (Photography https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/art-and-design/specifications/AQA-ART-GCSE-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in History https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/history/specifications/AQA-8145-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Combined Science: Trilogy https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/science/specifications/AQA-8464-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Biology https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/biology/specifications/AQA-8461-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Chemistry https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/chemistry/specifications/AQA-8462-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Physics https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/physics/specifications/AQA-8463-SP-2016.PDF
GCSEAQAGCSE (9-1) in Design and Technology https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/design-and-technology/specifications/AQA-8552-SP-2017.PDF
Vocational AwardASDANY10 -Personal Development Programme: Bronze, Silver, Gold award

Y11 - Certificate of Personal Effectiveness
https://www.asdan.org.uk/courses/programmes/personal-development-programmes

https://www.asdan.org.uk/courses/qualifications/certificate-of-personal-effectiveness-level-1-and-2

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Intent

Pre-options Year 9 Curriculum Intent

GCSE Results 2020

%

Entering EBacc

EBacc Average Points Score

%

Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE

%

Maths 4+ (Standard Pass)

Progress 8 Score

Attainment 8 Score

%

% Staying in Education or Entering Employment

%

English 4+ (Standard Pass)

Get In Touch

Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP

Telephone: 0161 796 9820

Email: information@unsworth.shaw-education.org.uk

For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Operations Manager

Privacy Policy (excerpt)

Unsworth Academy collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school.  This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. 

Unsworth Academy is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. 

The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy, natalie.kennedy@shaw-education.org.uk.   

 

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