Subject Minimum number of 50 minute sessions per week
English 5
Maths 5
Science 5
Art 1
PE 3
Music 1
Geography 2
History 2
Technology 2
French 2

A small number of Y8 and Y9 learners concentrate on developing their literacy and numeracy skills rather than studying French.

Typical KS4 curriculum

Our KS4 curriculum is focused on learners having a balanced and challenging programme of study to ensure they can successfully progress to the next stage of their academic or vocational studies.

Learners are divided into two bands according to their academic ability. All learners study the core curriculum of English, English Literature, maths, science (Combined Science or Biology, Chemistry & Physics), geography or history and PE. Beyond this, learners have a choice of options to ensure their curriculum pathway is appropriately matched to their ability and needs. Curriculum for Life lessons are delivered to all learners in KS4, to develop a range of relevant skills and knowledge, and to support them with making a successful transition to their post 16 pathways.

KS4 Options

Option blocks are created subject to learner demand. The most popular choices will always run. Where numbers opting for courses are too small, we may decide not to run them. We are currently delivering the following subjects:


Art, Business, Computer Science, Design & Technology, French, Geography, Graphics, History, Music, Physical Education, Statistics.

Technical/Vocational Qualifications

BTEC Engineering; BTEC Sport; BTEC Performing Arts (Dance); BTEC Creative Media Production; BTEC Health & Social care; TLM Smart Product Design & Manufacture; OCR Creative iMedia; AQA Certificate Further Maths; WJEC Hospitality & Catering; WJEC Engineering.

For further details on any of the above qualifications, including course codes and syllabus numbers, please follow the links on our website under Curriculum/Key Stage 4 Course Information.

We hope this gives you an overview of the curriculum at Kepier, and our approaches to delivering a well-rounded and challenging education for all of our learners.

If you have any questions about the curriculum at Kepier, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. The person most likely to be able to help you is Mr Langley, Assistant Principal.