Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Stage three currently consists of years 7 and 8. These students study the following subjects:  

English, Mathematics, Science, Drama, Geography, German, French, History, Music, Physical Education, Technology, ICT, Philosophy and Ethics.

All students in Years 7 and 8 follow a programme of Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), this includes: Sex and relationship education, Drug education, Citizenship, Careers, Financial education, Study skills, Crime and punishment, Democracy and Government, Human rights. This is delivered over 2 sessions a fortnight.

At Key Stage 3 the following subjects set students based on ability:

  • Maths

  • Science

  • Humanities

  • Languages 

At Key Stage 3 these are the subjects where students are in mixed ability teaching groups:

  • English

  • Expressive Arts (Music & Drama)

  • Art

  • Design

  • PE

  • PSHE

  • IT

Some leave languages for extra literacy and numeracy – where appropriate for their learning need.

SEN provision: Some students may be taken out of lessons for additional help. For these students we largely operate the normal curriculum, with support, offering intervention programmes. The curriculum for these students is reviewed in light of progress.

Through the curriculum students will acquire a wide range of skills aiming to prepare them for further study at GCSE and beyond, and the future world of work.

All students are set aspirational target grades and are challenged to excel in all subjects.