Key Stage 4

English Resources

English Literature Summer Revision

Websites For Revision Materials1

Storyboard ProForma

SAMs 2 Paper 2 v7

SAMS 2 Paper 2 MS v2

Poetry Revision Card

Generic Themes Grid

GCSE English Literature Paper 1 Specimen question paper

GCSE English Literature Paper 1 Specimen mark scheme

English Literature Terminology Grid

Creating Revision Cards

AQA Poetry Anthology



The Key Stage 4 curriculum at Old Buckenham fully meets the new national GCSE framework and will ensure that your child experiences a broad and balanced curriculum experience. It will enable your child to secure the subject grades and relevant subject combinations that will maximise their opportunities for progression into further education, higher education as well as into employment and training.

Core Subjects

These are the subjects that everyone studies, but at levels appropriate to their ability – English, Mathematics, Science, Cultural and Social Studies (which includes PSHEE, RE and Citizenship), Physical Education

Option Subjects

These are the subjects which we feel will play to the students’ strengths and talents and interests. There are four routes which are explained in detail in the following booklets:

Route 1 – Year 9 Options – Return Sheet

Route 1 2018/20 Options booklet

Route 2 – Year 9 Options – Return Sheet

Route 2 2018/20 Options booklet

Route 3 – Year 9 Options – Return Sheet

Route 3 2018/20 Options booklet

Route 4 – Year 9 Options – Return Sheet

Route 4 2018/20 Options booklet


(please be advised that options are subject to change each academic year depending on the curriculum)

Year 11 Revision and Progress Documents

Revision and Progress Evening Presentation

Exams Overview by Subject

Revision Advice

PIXL Maths App help sheet

PIXLit help sheet

Revision Timetables

Example 1   Example 2   Example 3   Example 4   Example 5   Example 6

Subject Revision checklists

Art   Biology   Chemistry   Child Development   Drama   English Language   English Literature   Food and Cookery      French   Geography   German   Graphics   History   ICT   Music   PE   Physics   Resistant Materials    Science – Trilogy   Sociology


Mock timetable March 2018


GCSE Summer Timetable 2018


KS4 Reporting Guide for Families – October 2017


Work Experience

Year 10 students have a week of work experience in July each year. More details will be added nearer the time.


Where can I get extra information?

• The “helpyouchoose” website –

• The government website –


Year Group Reading Lists

These have been put together to support our Reading Star Awards and are a good starting point in finding our most popular and captivating titles. 

KS4 Book Lists