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 Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4


Key Stage Four consists of Years 10 and 11. It marks the beginning of a 2 year course which culminates in external I/GCSE examinations. This is a crucial stage in students’ development as they move from childhood to young adults, both in terms of academic and personal achievement.

I/GCSE’s are an essential pathway for future education or employment. These qualifications are necessary for A level study, enabling them to make the smooth transition to Key Stage Five at MIS.

Key Stage Four is a significant stage and this is when students become more independent in thought and should adopt a more mature approach to their studies. It is also a challenging time and students need to develop skills such as resilience, creativity and commitment, if they are to succeed. At MIS we offer a range of extra curricular activities that complement our academic studies and provide opportunities to build confidence and encourage both individual and team performances. Key stage Four is a vital time for students to develop not only academically but also socially, in school and the wider world. We aim to foster a supportive and encouraging atmosphere where students can achieve their full potential.

Mrs Claire Gordon

Assistant Headteacher