Students in Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) study a range of subjects to help to prepare them for employment and an apprenticeship on completion of their studies or the opportunity to continue in the Sixth Form. The vocational subjects are delivered in a blended model with the Academy's GCSE subjects as shown in the diagram below:

The key elements are:

  1. The GCSE Core Curriculum, where students will study five GCSEs: Mathematics, English Language, English Literature and Double Science. Click here for more information on the core options.
  2. The Additional Compulsory Curriculum which consists of Physical Education, PHSCE and a Work Experience placement as well as an employability programme when students are not out on placement. 
  3. A choice of at least TWO Vocational subjects from the list below:
  • Child Development
  • Health and Social Care
  • Construction
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Digital Information Technology
  • Sports Studies
  • Travel and Tourism

These can be combined with a maximum of two GCSE option subjects if appropriate.

See the link at the bottom of the page for more information on the Studio specific options.

Employability and Work Experience

Cheshire Studio School's curriculum is supported by an employability programme to help prepare students for the working world, be it an apprenticeship on completion of their studies or full-time employment. Besides work experience, the employability programme includes visits to local employers e.g. Kier Construction; Manchester Airport; Events Organisers and Care Homes. Network Rail, Barclays, Manchester Airport Group, Total Finance and the Hut Group have all led employer workshops with students. Students benefit from bespoke careers guidance and support and working closely with a range of businesses who deliver workshops on specific areas of expertise. For further information on Careers take a look at the Careers Page.

Curriculum Maps

English Curriculum Maps

Curriculum Map for Maths

KS4 Curriculum Maps for Science

KS4 Cheshire Studio Curriculum Maps