A selective school for boys and girls aged 11 to 18. Day and Boarding

Cranbrook School - Respect Aspire Achieve

KS4 Curriculum

Students will take 10 GCSEs at the end of Year 11. This comprises of the compulsory core curriculum of English literature, English language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, either history or geography and either French, Spanish or Latin.


The final two subjects are option choices selected from French, Spanish or Latin (where another language is their core language choice), geography, history, philosophy and ethics, art, drama, or food preparation and nutrition.











Our core purpose at KS4 is to deliver a broad and challenging GCSE curriculum through outstanding teaching and learning:

  • We aim to develop learners who are proactively consolidating their work in the classroom, setting high levels of aspiration and strategically developing both confidence and skill in the classroom
  • We aim for all our students to realise their talents and skills and achieve their very best
  • We aim for all our students to achieve a rich level of success across a broad range of subjects, enabling them to have the full range of choices and high aspirations both in life and in post 16 A Level study
  • We expect our students to continue to participate and lead in the numerous enriching out of classroom opportunities on offer – whether in the sports, arts, curious minds or charitable endeavours.

At the end of Year 10 students may be selected to study a double award science rather than the three separate sciences: biology, chemistry and physics. For a more comprehensive look at the curriculum at Key Stage 4 and more information on the courses, please view the Year 9 options booklet here.


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