Key Stage 3

The School aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets all statutory requirements enriched by a wide range of additional opportunities for learning and personal development which prepares them for the opportunities and responsibilities of adult life.

 

Subject Periods per week
Humanities (History, Geography and RE) 3
Creative Arts 2
Design Technology 2
Business & Computing 2

CURRICULUM IN PRACTICE

We look to:

  • provide experiences which promote active and purposeful learning;
  • enable understanding and skills to be applied to issues, problems and practical tasks;
  • raise students’ expectations, encourage participation and increase self-confidence and independence;
  • allow individual students to progress at a pace which provides both challenge and support;
  • give opportunities for students to work together, be well managed and supported by appropriate resources.
  • the school curriculum follows a timetable of 25 period per week.  Lessons are 60 mins in length

In Key Stage 3 Year 7 & 8 students follow:

Subject Number of Periods per week Y7
Number of Periods per week Y8
English 4 4
Mathematics 4 4
Science 4 4
Art 1 1
Drama 1 1
Music 1 1
Business/Computing 1 1
Design Technology 2 2
Humanities (History, Geography and RE) 3 3
Modern Foreign Languages 3 3
PE 2 2

In Year 9 we have a core offer which all students follow.

Subject Number of Periods per week
English 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Modern Foreign Languages 2
PE 3
Humanities 3

In addition, students choose areas to specialise in

Subject Number of Periods per week
Creative Arts 2
Business & Computing 2
Design Technology 2