Key Stage 4

Welcome to Key Stage 4

At Swanlea, we have a two year (Years 10 and 11) KS4 curriculum which is made up of two parts:

  • Core subjects which all students study
  • Optional subjects chosen by parents and students.


Core subjects – 60% of the curriculum time.

All students study English, Maths, Science, Religious Studies (RS) and Physical Education (PE) throughout KS4.

Optional subjects – 40% of the curriculum time.

Paper copies of curriculum and policies can be obtained on request for free.

Key Stage 4 Results 2022

Swanlea School students celebrated outstanding GCSE results this year. Almost every student gained a standard pass for GCSE English. In fact, 93% can boast of a grade 4 or above in this core subject.  88% of students achieved a grade 5 or above in English. Our pupils are also celebrating successful grades in Maths, as 89% of students achieved a grade 4, or above and 80% of students accomplished a grade 5 or above in this equally important subject.

  • 88% of our pupils achieved grades 4 or above in English and Maths (standard pass)
  • 79% accomplished grade 5 or above (stronger pass) in the same subjects
  •  87% of our year 11 students attained 5 GCSEs, including English and Maths at grade 4 or above (standard pass)
  • 79% of pupils gained 5 GCSEs including English and Maths at grade 5 or above (stronger pass).
  • School’s Progress 8 score: + 0.67
  • School’s Attainment 8 score: 57.1
  • % of pupils who achieved English Baccalaureate – standard pass 42%, strong pass 33%
  • % of pupils entering English Baccalaureate – 65%
  • % of students who continue in education or training or move to employment at the end of 16-19 study – 97% (2020)


Results can also be found HERE

Key Stage 4 News

Make music in Tower Hamlets (9/9/2022) - The Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) provides opportunities for children and young people to learn a musical instrument and express themselves both in and out of school, … Continue reading Make music in Tower Hamlets
Platform to Talk – new programme launched (9/2/2022) - Platform to Talk – the online discussion-based sessions delivered by the Parental Engagement Team, have just launched a programme for the new academic year. The sessions, provide a safe space … Continue reading Platform to Talk – new programme launched
KS4 PIE September 2021 (9/16/2021) - Please click the link below: KS4 PIE September 2021

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