Introduction to KS4 Options

Options presentation from our Headteacher, Mr Davies.

Careers Education

A quick message from your careers advisor, Mrs Russell, explaining the KS4 options procedure.

KS4 Options Steps

Read Options booklet

We have produced an ‘Options booklet’, which you need to read prior to making you choices. Read and discuss this with your parents/carers.

Check your Messages

Watch for email messages over the next fortnight to students and parents giving more information.

Attend your Options Interview

There will be an online SchoolCloud meeting with a member of SLT regarding your options.

Complete Form

You will soon be able to make your choices by completing online forms (Last date to complete forms: Friday, 4 March 2022)

Arts

The Expressive Arts Faculty prides itself on the creative opportunities that we offer to our students. As well as developing the talent and skills within each of our subject areas, we also encourage students to immerse themselves fully in their chosen artforms and develop a passion, appreciation and understanding that goes way beyond their time at school. Studying our subjects at Key Stage 4 gives students the chance to do just that – to study styles, movements, and artists in greater depth and in doing so, enabling our students to become lifelong creators and artists themselves. Opting for one or more of our subjects at Key Stage 4 is a brilliant way to enjoy a rounded and balanced curriculum where students can develop not just as artists, but as collaborators, creative thinkers, problem solvers and confident orators.

Art & Design

The GCSE Art & Design curriculum offers three separate specification choices allowing you to focus on your preferred way of working in Art. 
Art, Craft & Design, the general Art & Design course that lets you explore a wide range of processes, Photography, a mainly digital course that helps you to explore creativity with a camera and Graphic Communication, the chance to explore graphic design, illustration, and animation from a professional angle. 
Information about all three choices is in the video and questions can be directed to your Art & Design teacher.

Dance

If you love performing and want to learn how to choreograph your own work then our KS4 Dance courses are for you. They combine practical lessons where you will develop your dance technique in a range of styles with the theory behind the practise. You will also study a selection of professional works and learn to analyse your own progress along the way. Don’t hesitate to pay us a visit if you have any questions!

Drama

Whether you are a keen performer, budding director or aspiring theatre designer, there is something on offer for everyone on one of our two fantastic Key Stage 4 Drama courses. Both the GCSE and the BTEC routes give students fantastic opportunities to progress creatively and academically as well as develop confidence and transferable communicative and collaborative skills. Watch the videos to find out more!

Music

The Music curriculum offers two separate specification choices. GCSE Music offers a broad curriculum that includes performance, composition and listening skills. 
RSL Music allows you to focus on your instrument and the skill of performance. You will complete three units of work and the last one will include a gig in front of a live audience. Full information about the music options is in the video and questions can be directed to your Music teacher.

Design & Technology

The Design & Technology department offers three separate courses enabling students to learn, to design and make through a variety of materials. Courses cover food/catering and hospitality, resistant materials (wood, plastics, metals, textiles) and construction.

All subjects deliver a mixture of practical and theoretical activities  and enable the learner to experience real world learning in preparation for leaving school. For more specific information about each course please watch the video and then speak to any member of the Design & Technology teaching staff.

Humanities

Each subject in Humanities develops your understanding of the world around you and the people on it. You will discover what we have done, current issues today and what we are yet to accomplish in the future. Have a look at our wide variety of subjects on offer in these short clips

Geography

History

Religious Studies

ICT

The Computing Department offers three options at KS4 to enable students to explore their digital future in three discreet ways. Courses we offer cover three main strands of the Digital world around us. Using computers to design media pieces through iMedia, Developing a love of Code and Computer components through Computer Science and a Technical award in ICT to enable students to explore the use of Software in the business world around them.  All subjects offer a balance of practical and theoretical activities and prepare students for their use of IT in the real world and Further Education.  For more specific information about each course please watch the attached video and speak to a teacher in the Computing Department. 

Languages

At this crucial time in our history, post-Brexit and in a period of unprecedented global migration, language learning has a significant role to play in the apprenticeship of our young people as global citizens. Fostering the practices of understanding and appreciating differences, and of developing intercultural competence, is at the heart of language learning at Fred Longworth High School. A GCSE in French or Spanish will give you opportunities that no other GCSE can offer you. Watch the video for more information.

Physical Education

All students will complete 3 hours of physical activity every 2 weeks as part of the core PE curriculum. During this time students are encouraged to live a healthy and active lifestyle and will opt to perform in activities that are personal to them. We also offer 2 KS4 examination courses in PE and Sport. Some students may opt to study OCR GCSE PE and some may opt to study OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies Certificate (Level 2). Both courses prepare the students well for further study in sports and the various options available in both further education and the sports industry. Please watch the video for more information.  

Science

All students study the three Science disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 4. Most students will study AQA Combined Science Trilogy which is a double award qualification. Some students may opt to study AQA Separate Sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics which are three separate GCSEs. Both courses prepare students well for further study in all three Science disciplines. Please watch the video for more information.

Introduction to KS4 Options

Options presentation from our Headteacher, Mr Davies.

Careers Education

A quick message from your careers advisor, Mrs Russell, explaining the KS4 options procedure.

KS4 Options Steps

Read Options booklet

We have produced an ‘Options booklet’, which you need to read prior to making you choices. Read and discuss this with your parents/carers.

Check your Messages

Watch for email messages over the next fortnight to students and parents giving more information.

Attend your Options Interview

There will be an online SchoolCloud meeting with a member of SLT regarding your options.

Complete Form

You will soon be able to make your choices by completing online forms (Last date to complete forms: Friday, 4 March 2022)

Arts

The Expressive Arts Faculty prides itself on the creative opportunities that we offer to our students. As well as developing the talent and skills within each of our subject areas, we also encourage students to immerse themselves fully in their chosen artforms and develop a passion, appreciation and understanding that goes way beyond their time at school. Studying our subjects at Key Stage 4 gives students the chance to do just that – to study styles, movements, and artists in greater depth and in doing so, enabling our students to become lifelong creators and artists themselves. Opting for one or more of our subjects at Key Stage 4 is a brilliant way to enjoy a rounded and balanced curriculum where students can develop not just as artists, but as collaborators, creative thinkers, problem solvers and confident orators.

Art & Design

The GCSE Art & Design curriculum offers three separate specification choices allowing you to focus on your preferred way of working in Art. 
Art, Craft & Design, the general Art & Design course that lets you explore a wide range of processes, Photography, a mainly digital course that helps you to explore creativity with a camera and Graphic Communication, the chance to explore graphic design, illustration, and animation from a professional angle. 
Information about all three choices is in the video and questions can be directed to your Art & Design teacher.

Dance

If you love performing and want to learn how to choreograph your own work then our KS4 Dance courses are for you. They combine practical lessons where you will develop your dance technique in a range of styles with the theory behind the practise. You will also study a selection of professional works and learn to analyse your own progress along the way. Don’t hesitate to pay us a visit if you have any questions!

Drama

Whether you are a keen performer, budding director or aspiring theatre designer, there is something on offer for everyone on one of our two fantastic Key Stage 4 Drama courses. Both the GCSE and the BTEC routes give students fantastic opportunities to progress creatively and academically as well as develop confidence and transferable communicative and collaborative skills. Watch the videos to find out more!

Music

The Music curriculum offers two separate specification choices. GCSE Music offers a broad curriculum that includes performance, composition and listening skills. 
RSL Music allows you to focus on your instrument and the skill of performance. You will complete three units of work and the last one will include a gig in front of a live audience. Full information about the music options is in the video and questions can be directed to your Music teacher.

Design & Technology

The Design & Technology department offers three separate courses enabling students to learn, to design and make through a variety of materials. Courses cover food/catering and hospitality, resistant materials (wood, plastics, metals, textiles) and construction.

All subjects deliver a mixture of practical and theoretical activities  and enable the learner to experience real world learning in preparation for leaving school. For more specific information about each course please watch the video and then speak to any member of the Design & Technology teaching staff.

Humanities

Each subject in Humanities develops your understanding of the world around you and the people on it. You will discover what we have done, current issues today and what we are yet to accomplish in the future. Have a look at our wide variety of subjects on offer in these short clips

Geography

History

Religious Studies

ICT

The Computing Department offers three options at KS4 to enable students to explore their digital future in three discreet ways. Courses we offer cover three main strands of the Digital world around us. Using computers to design media pieces through iMedia, Developing a love of Code and Computer components through Computer Science and a Technical award in ICT to enable students to explore the use of Software in the business world around them.  All subjects offer a balance of practical and theoretical activities and prepare students for their use of IT in the real world and Further Education.  For more specific information about each course please watch the attached video and speak to a teacher in the Computing Department. 

Languages

At this crucial time in our history, post-Brexit and in a period of unprecedented global migration, language learning has a significant role to play in the apprenticeship of our young people as global citizens. Fostering the practices of understanding and appreciating differences, and of developing intercultural competence, is at the heart of language learning at Fred Longworth High School. A GCSE in French or Spanish will give you opportunities that no other GCSE can offer you. Watch the video for more information.

Physical Education

All students will complete 3 hours of physical activity every 2 weeks as part of the core PE curriculum. During this time students are encouraged to live a healthy and active lifestyle and will opt to perform in activities that are personal to them. We also offer 2 KS4 examination courses in PE and Sport. Some students may opt to study OCR GCSE PE and some may opt to study OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies Certificate (Level 2). Both courses prepare the students well for further study in sports and the various options available in both further education and the sports industry. Please watch the video for more information.  

Science

All students study the three Science disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 4. Most students will study AQA Combined Science Trilogy which is a double award qualification. Some students may opt to study AQA Separate Sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics which are three separate GCSEs. Both courses prepare students well for further study in all three Science disciplines. Please watch the video for more information.

Introduction to KS4 Options

Options presentation from our Headteacher, Mr Davies.

Careers Education

A quick message from your careers advisor, Mrs Russell, explaining the KS4 options procedure.

KS4 Options Steps

Read Options booklet

We have produced an ‘Options booklet’, which you need to read prior to making you choices. Read and discuss this with your parents/carers.

Check your Messages

Watch for email messages over the next fortnight to students and parents giving more information.

Attend your Options Interview

There will be an online SchoolCloud meeting with a member of SLT regarding your options.

Complete Form

You will soon be able to make your choices by completing online forms (Last date to complete forms: Friday, 4 March 2022)

Arts

The Expressive Arts Faculty prides itself on the creative opportunities that we offer to our students. As well as developing the talent and skills within each of our subject areas, we also encourage students to immerse themselves fully in their chosen artforms and develop a passion, appreciation and understanding that goes way beyond their time at school. Studying our subjects at Key Stage 4 gives students the chance to do just that – to study styles, movements, and artists in greater depth and in doing so, enabling our students to become lifelong creators and artists themselves. Opting for one or more of our subjects at Key Stage 4 is a brilliant way to enjoy a rounded and balanced curriculum where students can develop not just as artists, but as collaborators, creative thinkers, problem solvers and confident orators.

Art & Design

The GCSE Art & Design curriculum offers three separate specification choices allowing you to focus on your preferred way of working in Art. 
Art, Craft & Design, the general Art & Design course that lets you explore a wide range of processes, Photography, a mainly digital course that helps you to explore creativity with a camera and Graphic Communication, the chance to explore graphic design, illustration, and animation from a professional angle. 
Information about all three choices is in the video and questions can be directed to your Art & Design teacher.

Dance

If you love performing and want to learn how to choreograph your own work then our KS4 Dance courses are for you. They combine practical lessons where you will develop your dance technique in a range of styles with the theory behind the practise. You will also study a selection of professional works and learn to analyse your own progress along the way. Don’t hesitate to pay us a visit if you have any questions!

Drama

Whether you are a keen performer, budding director or aspiring theatre designer, there is something on offer for everyone on one of our two fantastic Key Stage 4 Drama courses. Both the GCSE and the BTEC routes give students fantastic opportunities to progress creatively and academically as well as develop confidence and transferable communicative and collaborative skills. Watch the videos to find out more!

Music

The Music curriculum offers two separate specification choices. GCSE Music offers a broad curriculum that includes performance, composition and listening skills. 
RSL Music allows you to focus on your instrument and the skill of performance. You will complete three units of work and the last one will include a gig in front of a live audience. Full information about the music options is in the video and questions can be directed to your Music teacher.

Design & Technology

The Design & Technology department offers three separate courses enabling students to learn, to design and make through a variety of materials. Courses cover food/catering and hospitality, resistant materials (wood, plastics, metals, textiles) and construction.

All subjects deliver a mixture of practical and theoretical activities  and enable the learner to experience real world learning in preparation for leaving school. For more specific information about each course please watch the video and then speak to any member of the Design & Technology teaching staff.

Humanities

Each subject in Humanities develops your understanding of the world around you and the people on it. You will discover what we have done, current issues today and what we are yet to accomplish in the future. Have a look at our wide variety of subjects on offer in these short clips

Geography

History

Religious Studies

ICT

The Computing Department offers three options at KS4 to enable students to explore their digital future in three discreet ways. Courses we offer cover three main strands of the Digital world around us. Using computers to design media pieces through iMedia, Developing a love of Code and Computer components through Computer Science and a Technical award in ICT to enable students to explore the use of Software in the business world around them.  All subjects offer a balance of practical and theoretical activities and prepare students for their use of IT in the real world and Further Education.  For more specific information about each course please watch the attached video and speak to a teacher in the Computing Department. 

Languages

At this crucial time in our history, post-Brexit and in a period of unprecedented global migration, language learning has a significant role to play in the apprenticeship of our young people as global citizens. Fostering the practices of understanding and appreciating differences, and of developing intercultural competence, is at the heart of language learning at Fred Longworth High School. A GCSE in French or Spanish will give you opportunities that no other GCSE can offer you. Watch the video for more information.

Physical Education

All students will complete 3 hours of physical activity every 2 weeks as part of the core PE curriculum. During this time students are encouraged to live a healthy and active lifestyle and will opt to perform in activities that are personal to them. We also offer 2 KS4 examination courses in PE and Sport. Some students may opt to study OCR GCSE PE and some may opt to study OCR Cambridge National Sports Studies Certificate (Level 2). Both courses prepare the students well for further study in sports and the various options available in both further education and the sports industry. Please watch the video for more information.  

Science

All students study the three Science disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics at Key Stage 4. Most students will study AQA Combined Science Trilogy which is a double award qualification. Some students may opt to study AQA Separate Sciences in Biology, Chemistry and Physics which are three separate GCSEs. Both courses prepare students well for further study in all three Science disciplines. Please watch the video for more information.