Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Key Stage 4 has been designed to maximise student progress and potential by building on prior knowledge gained in Key Stage 3.

Students in year 10 are studying for the new AQA GCSE, which is assessed in all four skills at the end of the course. Each skill is worth 25%.

Students in year 11 study towards the Edexcel GCSE in Languages supported by the Expo 4 textboook. Speaking and Writing is assessed by Controlled Assessments carried out in Years 10 and 11, this accounts for 60% of the overall GCSE mark, Listening and Reading are assessed by final exams at the end of Year 11 and is worth 40% of the overall GCSE.

Students receive 3 lessons a week and extra intervention is offered at various points throughout KS4 to support students in their learning. Apart from the timetabled lessons, there are a number of immersion days at Ernulf and at Anglia Ruskin University where students have the opportunity to develop their language skills with native Student Language Ambassadors.