There is a rolling programme of 1 period per week on Wednesday for all year groups.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
During Key Stage 3 all students will follow courses to fulfil National Curriculum
criteria. The table above 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).
Most Able Students
The most able students will also study Latin, which is taught in “enrichment” time
plus one hour after college, extra lessons before school in Year 8, and in the enrichment
hour, plus an hour after college, in Year 9. Students will also be offered the opportunity
to study Greek before or after college. Spanish can also be taken as a second MFL
in enrichment time plus one hour after college.
There is a programme of ‘Stretch and Challenge’ courses available to able students
in Year 7 and there is a Most Able and Gifted coordinator who will work subject depts.
regarding such students.
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.
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.
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
Targets: all students are set a target for each subject: see Homework Diaries.
The progress each student makes is monitored closely and intervention takes place
if a child is falling behind.
Assessment procedures continue to be revised in light of the developing curriculum.