Key Stage 3
Curriculum Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
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. The table above shows how many periods of each subject are taught per week. 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 school.
There is a programme of 'Stretch and Challenge' courses available to able students in Year 7 and there is a Most Able & Gifted 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.
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.