Key Stage 4 Options

Key Stage 4 Options

The Lightcliffe Academy curriculum for Key Stage 4 offers a huge range of subjects for students to achieve well in. It is ambitious, created to deliver breadth and balance, but also strives to ensure that students can thrive outside of the academy and outside of education.  

All students study a core curriculum of English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science.  This leads to 5 GCSEs.  


Students must also continue to study PE, which helps promote an active, healthy lifestyle, Religious Studies, which helps develop spiritually and morally and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) which helps them to learn how to keep themselves and others safe – as well as understanding what it means to be a good citizen in modern Britain today.  

We believe in a strong academic basis to education so all our students study Geography, History or Spanish.  


However, because we believe so strongly in a broad and balanced curriculum, we offer a huge suite of qualifications in more practical, technical and creative subjects.  


All our students can choose three of our additional optional subjects, including: Art, Business, Computer Science, Food, PE, RS, Photography, Dance, H&S, IT, Drama, Music, Media, Engineering, Sport Science.   

The Key Stage 4 options process is an exciting time in your child’s education. There is a timeline of events across Y9 to help them make those choices and our Options Booklet provides details on all subjects.




Options Evening: Tuesday 19th March 2024 at 5:30pm
Deadline fo completing Options Form: Friday 12th Apil


Deadline for completion of the options form: Friday 12th April (please check your emails for the link to the options form).  


If you have any further questions of queries please contact Mr Worsnop (KS3 Achievement Director) –