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