Key Stage 4

For Years 9 and 10

Curriculum time allocation (Number of 45-minute lessons per week)

Assessment

As at Key Stage 3, homework is set weekly for all classroom-based subjects. Marks are recorded and advice is given on how to improve. Regular formative assessments take place throughout the year, which helps teachers to intervene with individuals and groups, and informs future teaching plans.

In Year 9, the pattern of five formal summative assessments is maintained. These are likely to be formal tests, using graded material from past exam papers. Results give useful information about the effectiveness of revision techniques and also give an increasingly accurate picture of the IGCSE grade that matches each student’s performance to date. Effort grades (A – E) and IGCSE grades are reported.

Subject

Y9

English

4

Mathematics

4

ICT

4

Option A

4

Option B

4

Option C

4

Option D

4

Option E

4

Physical Education

2

Arabic Studies

6

Total

40

In Years 10 and 11, students complete their IGCSE courses and undertake planned revision with subject teachers. Two formal summative assessments are taken in Term 1 and a mock examination is taken during Term 2. Effort and attainment grades are reported to parents and the mock examination performance is considered when predicting grades for the examination boards.

Subject

Y10

English

4

Mathematics

4

Biology

4

Chemistry

4

Physics

4

ICT

4

Geography

4

Business/French

4

Physical Education

2

Arabic Studies

6

Total

40

 

Subject

Y11

English

4

Option A

4

Option B

4

Option C

4

Option D

4

Option E

6

Option F

6

Physical Education

2

Arabic Studies

6

Total

40