Key Stage 4

"The rapid progress made by students of all abilities and year groups, and the high standards they reach at Key Stage 4, show that the quality of teaching is outstanding."
(OFSTED 2013)

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Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students have a variety of guided curriculum choices, known as 'Pathways', allowing them to take GCSE subjects or equivalent qualifications. These allow students to select a range of outcomes that include both English Baccalaureate and some vocational qualifications. For ease of reference these are colour coded Purple and Yellow. We strongly believe each pathway offers equal opportunity and merit. Each has been designed to lead to further higher levels of qualification post 16. The information booklet below provide information on the subject, examination boards and qualifications for 2014.

Pathways Booklet 2014-15

The Purple Pathway

The Yellow Pathway

We support all of our pathways with regular assessment so that parents, students and teachers know how well students are performing. The programme for forthcoming examinations is published on our website.

Year 11 Examination Timetable 2014

Careers advice is available from Mrs Melanie Bennett, New Forest South West Careers Advisor. Students are able to make use of Kudos in order to assist their career choices.

Kudos is a computer Aided Guidance Programme that The Arnewood School purchases from an independent company who specialise in the provision of high quality careers guidance resources. Kudos helps to generate careers ideas and is useful in Year 9 for checking subject requirements, Year 10 for identifying potential work experience ideas and Years 11, 12 and, 13 for careers information and forward planning.

To register you will need to enter the Schools license code which may be obtained from the following: Main school reception, School Librarian, Careers Adviser, Careers Noticeboard (ground floor - English corridor).

All students are welcome to book a careers appointment with the schools Careers Adviser for an impartial one to one session and parents are welcome to attend. Please contact the school’s main reception for details.

OfSTED in their report of January 2013 noted, "The exceptional progress that students make in English and mathematics helps them to do well in other subjects. The curriculum meets the needs of students extremely well and contributes to their high achievement." Our Key Stage 4 courses offer the chance to specialise ahead of post 16 study in the Sixth Form.

The Arnewood School is committed to offering a diverse approach to the Key Stage 4 curriculum. As well as traditional courses we offer a range of pathways including opportunities for work related learning. We currently offer vocational courses in Construction; Engineering; Hairdressing and ICT. This innovation has received commendation from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority who have produced a case study of the school's provision. 

Examination Results 2014