Key Stage 4

In Years 9, 10 and 11 the students can follow up to ten courses leading to GCSEs or other equivalent qualifications.  All students take a ‘core’ of subjects including English, Mathematics, Science, ICT and Physical Education.

In addition to this, students can choose to study subjects from the following list:

Art, Business Studies, Catering, Dance, Drama, Economics, French, Geography, History, Film Studies, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education (GCSE), Religious Studies, Resistant Materials, Spanish and Textiles.

For some students, who we feel would benefit more from work-related learning, we introduce time at local colleges and workplaces.  We work closely with both Eastleigh and Sparsholt Colleges.

The high standard of learning which takes place at Crestwood is reflected in our excellent examination results and the very high percentage of our leavers who go on to further education, employment or training.

All students are taught for 25 hours a week, excluding registration and assembly time.  The lessons are 75 minutes in length and each student has 4 lessons per day.

Our latest GCSE Exam Results can be viewed below:

2013 2014 2015* 2015**
Percentage of pupils who achieved a C or above in GCSEs (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects, including English and Maths 57 49 53 64
Percentage of pupils who achieved a C or above in GCSEs (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects 84 64 69 71
Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate 6 25 21 21
Percentage of pupils who achieved at least the minimum expected levels of progress in English between KS2 and KS4 70 51 65 73
Percentage of pupils who achieved at least the minimum expected levels of progress in Maths between KS2 and KS4 67 63 69 73

 
*Grade boundaries for both English and Maths GCSE’s were moved up significantly at the C/D borderline in 2015. Although many students were successful, a number consequently fell just short of the marks required for a C grade. Appeals for remarks have been lodged with exam boards.
**These would be the headline figures if the 2014 grade boundaries had been used in 2015