Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Brixham College provides a broad and balanced curriculum, but we also offer extended opportunities for learning in areas that reflect the concerns and demands of the local community and which enrich the lives of our students. The curriculum includes the compulsory elements (English, Maths, Science, PSHE & RE, Values) and opportunity to follow GCSE examination subjects of particular interest. We believe 9 subjects is appropriate for our students and an amount which meets entry requirements for colleges, employers or Universities.

Learning at this stage is aimed at giving students the skills, competencies and knowledge that they need to progress into further education, training or employment. Subjects studied should be wide ranging and balanced.

​We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all of our learners, but also offer the flexibility of practical courses in coursework based subjects leading to a range of qualifications. At Brixham College we value all that our students do; our aim is to ensure that we get the right students on the right courses at the right time in their lives.

To ensure a balanced selection, students should look carefully at the information about the courses on offer, taking particular notice of the demands of each course. Whilst there is flexibility within the Guided subject offer, the College will ensure students follow appropriate pathways which will enable them to have a good progression route for the next stage of their life at Brixham College and beyond.

Subject Information Videos
Beliefs and Cultures

GCSE History


GCSE Philosophy and Ethics


GCSE Sociology

Creative Media

GCSE Art, Textiles and Photography

BTec Music


Global Studies

Healthy Living

Cambridge National Sport

GCSE Catering


GCSE Child Development

Cambridge National Health and Social Care

Maths and Business Studies

GCSE Maths

GCSE Business Studies


Science and Computer Science

Combined Science – Double Award


 GCSE Computer Science

Animal Care

BTec Animal Care

Guided Subject Booklet

Guided Subjects

Teaching and Learning


Seminar Study