Key Stage 4
Key stage 4. In this stage, pupils build on their learning from Key Stage 3. They meet the statutory curriculum requirements through compulsory Areas of Learning and optional courses that lead to general and/or applied qualifications. All BBS pupils in this Key Stage follow a programme of education in the following areas:
• Science (Biology. Chemistry, Physics Y10 – Y13)
• Computer Science
• Physical Education
• Business Studies
In addition, BBS provides an additional programme of education for pupils in this Key Stage in each of the following areas:
• The Arts
• The Humanities (History, Geography. Social Studies, Individuals and Societies and Music)
• Modern Foreign Languages
As with Key Stages 1-3 the focus remains primarily on academic achievement - developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills as well as international mindedness and intercultural understanding.
However, there is also an additional focus on a more holistic approach nurturing intellectual, emotional and social skills whilst at the same time placing a strong emphasis on inquiry-based learning and also encouraging creativity, initiative and self-reflection.