Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Key Stage 4 at Reddish Hall aims to help children become ready for their next step through academic achievement, the development of skills – both social and vocational, and through promoting their independence, confidence and self-esteem.  We celebrate the individual and encourage children’s personalities to flourish!

All children study English, maths and science, with the intention they achieve a qualification that reflects their ability at that time.  Pupils also have lessons in PSHE – a key subject at Reddish Hall – and PE, as well as the opportunities for enrichment which includes the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

We endeavour that if a child has a particular interest and it is suitable for them to undertake it as a qualification, we will do what we can to support them with this.  The Key Stage 4 Denstone Pathway follows a mainstream model, but with small – sometimes very small class sizes, we have run an option class with just one pupil! – and significant support.  Pupils choose three option subjects as well as studying core skills.  The list below is an example and may differ each year.



Core Subjects (qualification offered):

  • English Language – GCSE, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2, Entry Level
  • Maths – GCSE, Functional Skills Level 1 and 2, Entry Level
  • Science – GCSE, BTEC, Entry Level

Option Subjects (pupils choose three)

  • English Literature (GCSE)
  • Art (GCSE)
  • History (GCSE)
  • Geography (GCSE)
  • Computing (GCSE)
  • Hospitality and Catering (City & Guilds)
  • Sport (BTEC)
  • ASDAN Award
  • Psychology (GCSE)
  • Hair and Beauty (City & Guilds)
  • Construction (City & Guilds)
  • R.E. (GCSE)

2020/2021 Exam results

On average, our pupils took 10 qualification with them on their next steps in life after Reddish Hall.

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2021 Exam Results

Please see an example of our options booklet which is given to pupils at the end of the spring term of Year 9. All pupils are also timetabled for PE, PSHE and study skills sessions.