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Option subjects include all the subjects in the table above plus Art, Photography, Geography, OCR PE, Food and Nutrition. Pupils will also study English Literature. Statistics, Additional English and Maths support, and BTEC courses are also offered, according to the needs of the cohort. Additionally pupils who have transferred from mainstream will be supported to continue their studies in languages and other GCSE subjects depending on the time of their transition into EOTAS.

Fundamentally we believe that all EOTAS pupils should aspire to complete the core subjects and three appropriate option choices. However, a small number of pupils may benefit from further literacy and/or numeracy support rather than completing four full options, and this will be organised on a case-by-case basis to personalise their experience. 

An important aspect of the KS4 PSHE and Careers programme will focus on transition to post-16 options. We are committed to providing our pupils with impartial information, advice and guidance about the best post-16 options available to them. All KS4 pupils will engage in a transition support programme to ensure that best provision in achieved post 16.

Schemes of learning will essentially be based around GCSE knowledge and skills, but will include opportunities to make the very most of the available ICT and embed enterprise skills into pupils’ learning.