Key Stage 3 Overview

We ensure that all our pupils study a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum by offering all the National Curriculum subjects during a three year KS3 programme. We have high expectations of our pupils and their learning is placed at the heart of school life.

We operate a 2-week, 50 hour timetable (5 lessons per day) which allows us to offer a wide range of subjects.

The emphasis of the KS3 curriculum is knowledge across a range of subjects. The core subjects (English, Maths & Science) and the Foundation subjects (Art & Design, Citizenship (Life), Computing, Design & Technology, languages, Geography, History, Music, PE. RSE is taught as part of Life and RE is a stand-alone subject.

During Year 9 pupils will choose the subjects they wish to study during Key Stage 4. Drama, Enterprise, Hairdressing, Health & Social Care, Media, and Music are all taught as part of an Arts & Vocational carousel (one half-term per subject).

Subject Teaching Hours over 2 weeks
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English 8 8 8
Maths 8 8 8
Science 8 8 8
History 3 3 4
Geography 3 3 4
MFL 4 4 3
PE 4 4 4
Art 2 2 2
Music 2 2  
Computing 2 2 2
Life 2 2 1
RE 1 1 1
Technology 2 2 2
Drama 1 1  
Expressive Arts/ Vocational     3

 

Please note that we are currently in a transitional curriculum phase, due to the recent conversion from a two-year to a three-year KS3 from September 2021, and the bridging work this requires.

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