Curriculum overview and Curriculum Statement
This page contains a copy of the curriculum outline for Years 7 to 11 showing the topics taught in each year group along with a copy of the wider academy curriculum statement. You can see more information about the curriculum in these areas from the specific pages of our website for each key stage; key stage three, key stage four and key stage five.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Students study the taught curriculum below in Key Stage 3. This offers both breadth and focus on a wide range of skills and knowledge.
- English - this includes an hour of Accelerated Reading for all students
- Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE) following the locally agreed syllabus
- Physical Education
- Design Technology - taught as a rotation of Resistant Materials, Food and Textiles
- Modern Foreign Languages - Students have the opportunity to study both Spanish and French during Key Stage 3
Students in Key Stage 3 are taught in mixed ability group for all subjects with the exception of Maths; this is set by prior attainment and based on outcomes in Year 6 and teacher assessments.
Once a week, during tutor time, the whole school takes part in Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) time, supporting our ambitions of raising reading ages. In years 7 and 8, students have a 15 minute start to one lesson per day that is used for DEAR time.
Targeted support is given to students who have reading and / or literacy levels that require support to successfully access the wider curriculum.
For any questions regarding the curriculum in Key Stage 3, please contact Ms K Salvin, (Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for curriculum) firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: September 2022