Key Stage 3
This Key Stage develops breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding and skills, building on students' learning and achievement at Key Stage 2. All students will be introduced to subjects that give them direct experiences and allow them to develop a full range of skills and interests. Whilst the core subjects are heavily weighted, proper attention is also given to the arts.
Students are supported to be more independent and aware of their own learning skills and needs. They have opportunities to be creative and resourceful and are encouraged to have enquiring minds and to think for themselves, to process information, to reason, question and evaluate. Looking towards GCSE, the curriculum also develops memory around core content material.
In Years 7 to 9, the following subjects are taught:
|Design & Technology – Robotics, Materials Technology, Textiles, Product Design, Food & Nutrition|
|Drama||Art, Craft and Design||Music|
|Physical Education||Religious Education (RE)||Modern Foreign Languages – German, Spanish; specialist Mandarin stream|
Careers Education – via drop-down days
PSHE – Yrs 7 and 8;
Personal Development – Yr9
(Including Relationships and Sex Education and Careers Education.)
Curriculum maps for subjects can be downloaded by clicking on the links in the left-hand column.
Homework timetables for Years 7 to 9 can be viewed/downloaded from the links iat the bottom of this page.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of Relationships and Sex Education except for the parts included in the statutory National Curriculum. Any student who is withdrawn will be provided with alternative work.
Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons. Parents wishing to withdraw will be made aware of the RE syllabus and advised that it is relevant to all students.
Parents wishing to withdraw their children from either of the above should send a written request to the Principal.