Key Stage 3 Overview
At Key Stage 3, the curriculum covers all aspects of the National Curriculum and goes beyond this in many areas. We teach the full suite of subjects, including the core subjects, design technology, the arts, STEM subjects, humanities and PE/Dance.
Year 7 students study one language. Some year 8 and 9 students study a second language, whilst others have additional time in humanities. Lessons in Personal Development for all students enables them to develop their knowledge of a very wide range of topics to develop their character and awareness of critical issues. This includes healthy relationships, health and well-being, global issues and careers.
In Year 9, students engage in the modular curriculum which takes place over two sessions a week and is comprised of four 9-week module rotations throughout the year. This has been designed to add further richness to the curriculum, to widen students’ horizons, provide opportunities to study subjects in more detail, develop their love of learning and enable them to begin to personalise their own curriculum in advance of taking their GCSE options in Year 10.