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Exmouth Community College

Exmouth Community CollegeAcademy Trust

Key Stage 3

Curriculum Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)







Pastoral Development - Lesson 42

There is a rolling programme of one period per week on Wednesday for all year groups.   

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

During Key Stage 3, all students will follow courses to fulfil the National Curriculum criteria. There are 26 periods in a week (lessons on Wednesdays are shorter to allow for Personal Development).

Most Able Students

The most able students may also study Latin, which is taught during the school day in Year 7 and then as an optional subject after College.

There is a programme of 'Stretch and Challenge' courses available to able students in Year 7 and there is a Lead Learner Co-ordinator, who will work with subject departments regarding such students.

Students in need of Literacy Support

There is a modified Key Stage 3 curriculum for those needing additional literacy support which incorporates literacy, languages and humanities.  This includes a 'Discovery Stream', as well as additional one to one sessions for students who might be in danger of falling behind. Instructions on how to log in and use Lexia can be found here


We recognise that students learn through a variety of activities such as assemblies, tutor times, activity week, visits to the library, sports clubs and other curriculum enrichment activities. In this way, students experience a wide variety of subjects and experiences, which not only develop their academic skills in preparation for their GCSE studies but also helps them develop wider skills such as, teamwork and empathy.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9) Progress

The progress each student makes is monitored closely and intervention will take place if a child is falling behind.

Assessment procedures continue to be revised in light of the developing curriculum. More information regarding Assessment can be obtained from the Assessment page of our website and within individual Subject sections of the site.