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 KS3 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 move successfully to the next stage of their academic or vocational studies. The programme ensures that learners are able to demonstrate their achievements against national measures, including:

  1. Progress 8
  2. Attainment 8
  3. Good passes in English and Maths
  4. EBacc

Learners are divided into two bands according to their academic ability. All learners study the core curriculum of English, maths, science, geography/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 post 16 choices.

KS4 Options

Option blocks are created subject to learner demand. The most popular choices will always run. Where courses are not economically viable, i.e. numbers are too small, we may decide not run them. We typically offer the following subjects:


Art, Business Studies, Child Development, Computer Science, Design & Technology, French, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Hospitality & Catering, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Resistant Materials, Statistics.

Vocational Qualifications (BTEC or OCR)

BTEC Engineering; ECDL (ICT); BTEC Sport; BTEC Performing Arts (Dance); AQA Visual Communication; AQA Materials Technology; OCR Creative iMedia.

We hope that this gives you an overview of the curriculum at Kepier and our approaches to delivering a well-rounded and challenging education to all of our learners. If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The person who is most likely to be able to help you is Mr Langley, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Assessment.