Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3 a broad and balanced curriculum is followed by all learners. In Year 7 students are grouped into mixed ability tutor groups for most lessons, except in Maths where students are set by ability in the first term. In Years 8 and 9 our most successful linguists take on a second language, and all students are grouped according to their literacy needs. Teaching groups are focused on developing skills in reading, writing, and speaking and listening across the curriculum, whilst Maths and Science are grouped separately according to attainment in those subjects. The curriculum plan for Key Stage 3 can be seen in the table below, which gives the number of lessons per fortnight devoted to each subject. Details of individual subject programmes are given via the links at the bottom of this page.
- Computing (including Enterprise)
- PSHRE (Personal, social, health and religious education)*
- Modern Langauges (French and Spanish)
*There is an annual parents' information evening to explain our approach to sex education within the PSHRE curriculum. You can view the presentation from the meeting here.