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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.