Key Stage 4 Subjects

During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications - usually GCSEs.

The school operates the 3 bucket system in allocating subjects. 

Core subjects are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

Foundation subjects are:

  • Computer science
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship

We also offer at least one subject from each of these GCSE areas: 

  • Additional English
  • Additional Maths
  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science 
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Media
  • Music - RSL
  • PE (GCSE)
  • Product Design
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics

Other subjects (non GCSE):

  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • Film Studies
  • Sociology

English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

In performance tables, the EBacc shows how many students got a GCSE grade 5 or above in English, maths, 2 sciences, a language, and history or geography.


Additional Information

For more information about the curriculum at Hornsey and the subjects on offer please visit our Subject Information area here , contact the appropriate Head of Dept, or add the following address.






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A Guide to Progress and Attainment 8 28th Nov 2016 Download