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KS3 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

At Key Stage 3 we provide a curriculum designed not only to develop students’ knowledge and understanding in a range of subjects, but also to enable them to develop the skills required to become independent learners throughout the rest of their time in school and beyond. Students will study a broad and balanced curriculum which includes English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History and the opportunity to experience Physical Education, Performing arts, Music, Food, Modern Foreign Languages and PSHE.  

All students at Key Stage 3 follow a two week timetable, comprising of 25 periods a week with 5 periods a day.

See the Subjects page for details of each subject area.

Year 7 and 8 Curriculum

Subject Hours per fortnight
English 8
Mathematics 8
Science 6
Art 2
Computer Science 2
Design Technology 2
Food Technology 1
Geography 3
History 3
Modern Foreign Languages 2/3
Performing Arts 2/3
Physical Education 6
Literacy 1
Religious Education 2
Music 1
PSHE (During Tutor time) 2

Year 9 Curriculum

Students and parents/carers are given clear information, advice and guidance when selecting Key Stage 4 courses A curriculum event is run for all students and parents/carers in the late Spring term/Early Summer term of Year 9 where the curriculum rationale is shared, alongside the opportunity to meet and talk to subject specialists. Tutor time programmes support how to make decisions and what information to research relating to careers and employment.

 
Subject Hours per fortnight
English 8
Mathematics 8
Science 9
Geography 3
History 3
Modern Foreign Languages 3
Physical Education 4
Literacy 1
Design Technology 2
Art 2
Religious Education 1
Computer Science 2
Performing Arts 2
Music 1
Food Technology 1
PSHE (During tutor time) 2