KS4 & GCSE
During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications – usually GCSEs.
The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.
Foundation subjects are:
Schools must also offer at least one subject from each of these areas:
design and technology
modern foreign languages
They must also provide religious education (RE) and sex education at key stage 4.
English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
The EBacc is a way to measure how many pupils in a school choose to take a GCSE in these core subjects:
English language and literature
history or geography