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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 threekey 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
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (PRE) following the locally agreed syllabus  
  • Physical Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Art
  • Design Technology - taught as a rotation of Resistant Materials, Food and Textiles
  • Computing
  • Music
  • Drama
  • 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)

Last updated: September 2022