Key Stage 3


At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) we provide a broad and balanced curriculum. On entry to the school students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups. For the majority of lessons, teaching groups will be mixed ability. In Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages students are set according to ability based on a range of data, with each of these curriculum areas taking responsibility for how they set students. Sets are regularly reviewed with movement between sets occurring when appropriate. At Key Stage 3 the majority of students study French, with those showing greater linguistic talent, taking up German. A small minority of students do not take a language and have extra literacy lessons instead; this is decided on their Key Stage 2 results.


All students in Key Stage 3 will study:


  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Design Technology; this is taught on a ten week carousel, students will study Graphics, Food and Nutrition, Resistant Materials and Textiles
  • Drama
  • ICT
  • French or Literacy
  • German
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • PE
  • Opening Minds