At Ark Boulton Academy we know the value of high value qualifications and it is for that reason that the depth for breadth curriculum we offer students is designed to maximise opportunity.

In order to be successful in Key Stage 4, students need to demonstrate a high level of commitment. Alongside developing subject knowledge students need to possess good written and spoken communication skills, independent study and revision habits and the self-discipline to make sure they are preparing for assessments, meeting deadlines and striving to be the best versions of themselves.

It is only right then, that student’s use courage to make the choices of which subjects will make up their curriculum. In the same way we guide and foster the development of subject knowledge and study skills, we will use compassion to guide students in the subject choices they make, supported as always by parents and carers.

This booklet will help you gain a better understanding of the course of study for Key Stage 4 at Ark Boulton, the key requirements for each subject as well as some broad indication of possible future opportunities that could be opened up to students who achieve the required grades.

Please read it carefully and submit your subject choices via this form by 3.30pm Friday 15th May 2020.

All staff at Ark Boulton are looking forward to working with students, parents and carers on the pathway to Key Stage 4 and onwards to GCSE success at the end of Year 11.