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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

During Key Stage 3 all students will follow courses to fulfil National Curriculum criteria. The table -right- shows how many periods of each subject are taught per week. There are 25 periods in a week of one hour each (lessons on Wednesdays are shorter to allow for Personal Development).


Pastoral Development

There is a rolling programme of 1 period per week on Wednesday for all year groups



Most Able Students

The most able students will also study Latin, which is taught by extraction from one period of English in Year 7, extra lessons before school in Year 8, and in the enrichment hour in Year 9. Students will also be offered the opportunity to study Greek before or after College.

There is a programme of ‘Stretch and Challenge’ courses available to able students in Year 7.


Students in need of Literacy Support

There is a modified Key Stage 3 curriculum for those needing additional literacy support which incorporates literacy, languages and humanities.


Numeracy.

We also provide support for students to catch up in numeracy.


Key Skills

There are Key Skills on which we will focus (for example problem solving and team work). These skills will be practised throughout the curriculum during the year.


Breadth

We recognise that students learn through a variety of activities such as assemblies, tutor times, activity week, visits to the library, sports clubs and other curriculum enrichment activities.


Targets: all students are set a target for each subject: see Homework Diaries.


KS3 Progess

All students should make a minimum of 2 levels of progress during KS3

Assessment procedures are being revised in the light of the new curriculum.


CURRICULUM MANAGER

For more detailed information please contact

Mr G Allen, Deputy Principal.

Subject Content Outline

Subject Time Allocation: in one hour periods

Year Group
English
Maths
Science
Lang
R.E
Geog
Hist
Creative Arts
Tech
P.E
Comp
Enrich
7
4
4
3
3
1
1
1
3
2
2
1
8
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
3
2
2
1
9
3
3
4
3
1
1
1
3
2
2
1
1

Art


Latin

Computing


Maths

Dance


Languages

Drama


Music

English


Religion

Geography


Science

Greek


P.E.

History


Technology

 View Key Stage 4 Curriculum Curriculum Key Stage 4

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Progress 8 and intro.pdf Curriculum KS3

See notes on Progress