Key Stage 3 Curriculum

We operate a two week, 50 lesson, timetable cycle. All lessons are 1 hour duration.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Upon entry into Year 7, students are placed into one of 10 Tutor Groups. These are divided into 2 bands and ability sets for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and English are organised within these bands. Sets are based on attainment and are informed by National Curriculum tests and our own internal assessments. These arrangements may change as each student progresses through the Key Stage. All other subjects are taught in mixed ability groups.

Year 8

Arrangements are similar to Year 7. With English, Science and MFL taught in ability sets. Maths will organise learning according to the specific needs of the year group.

Year 9

In Year 9, arrangements are similar to Year 8. with English, MFL and Science are taught in ability sets. Maths organise learning according to the specific needs of the year group.

All subjects follow the relevent national curriculum programme of study. For more information please follow this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum 

For additional information on the content which is covered during years 7, 8 and 9 please see the Curriculum section.

Curriculum Structure

 

Year 7

 
Subjects Number of Lessons
English 8
Mathematics 7
Science 6
Art 2
Beliefs and Values 1
Design Technology 3
Computing 2
Geography 3
History 3
Modern Foreign Languages 9
Performing Arts 2
PE 4

 

Year 8

 
Subjects Number of Lessons
English 8
Mathematics 8
Science 6
Art 2
Beliefs and Values 1
Design Technology 3
Computing 2
Geography 3
History 3
Modern Foreign Languages 7
Performing Arts 3
PE 4

 

Year 9

 
Subjects Number of Lessons
English 8
Mathematics 9
Science 6
Beliefs and Values 1
PE 2
Option A 6
Option B 6
Option C 6
Option D 6