The KS4 Curriculum

The curriculum from key stage 4 onwards provides the flexibility to be able to offer our young people a learning experience that will meet their individual needs. The pathways available for the pupils at Longdon Hall School comprise of Personal Development, Core Subjects and Options (a combination of academic and vocational) and supported by college courses and work experience. The personalised pathways are designed to meet the desired requests of the pupils, statutory requirements of each pupil’s EHC plan, and views taken from parents/carers and other professionals. The aim of this phase is to personalise the curriculum, to meet individual personal needs, engage the learners and provide maximum opportunity to achieve. All learners are challenged to make progress and achieve. The options provide opportunities to broaden and increase individual experience towards independence.

Core subjects at this stage consist of:

  • GCSE or Functional Skills English
  • GCSE or Functional Skills Maths
  • BTEC Science
  • Personal Development
  • Careers & Employability
  • TLM Computing skills


Option subjects available based on individual pupil interest are:

  • GCSE History
  • GCSE Geography
  • GCSE Psychology
  • GCSE single award Science
  • GCSE Statistics
  • GCSE Further Maths
  • GCSE Art
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Sport & Fitness
  • BTEC Food Technology

All key stage 4 pupils have further opportunities to develop personal interest through college placements according to personal maturity and individual chosen pathway. They provide extended learning opportunities and personal development, to encourage new relationships and friendships, to experience new learning environments, to gain additional qualifications and to encourage lifelong learning. College placements are offered to Year 10 and 11 in a range of courses dependant on the cohort interests.