Portchester Community School

Portchester Community School

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 all students are required to study the following subjects:

English, Mathematics, Science and Core PE. RE is studied by all students via the Tutor programme, assemblies and enrichment periods.

Subject areas have planned a variety of different pathways and courses for students to consider, catering for different abilities and interests. A variety of options are on offer including:


Art and Design, Citizenship, Computer Science, Dance, Drama, French, German, Geography, History, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, and Statistics

Vocational courses (GCSE equivalent)

Catering, Graphics, Health and Social Care, and Resistant Materials.

Students are given ample guidance in making the appropriate choices and parents/carers are involved fully in the process. This includes assemblies, Tutor guidance, careers interviews, parents evening and an options evening.

The curriculum consists of 50 one hour lessons over a two week timetable. The majority of lessons are taught as single periods but there are occasionally double periods where it is beneficial. Please click on the ‘subjects’ link in ‘information’ for an overview of the curriculum for each subject.