Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

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In line with our Academy wide curriculum vision, principles and aims, our KS3 curriculum has a heightened focus on the following:

  • to identify and overcome learning deficiencies apparent on entry, ensuring all students are fully prepared for a successful secondary education in terms of both their knowledge and their skills
  • to provide a breadth of educational experience across KS3 ensuring all students experience a broad and balanced curriculum offer
  • to provide depth of study enabling students to gain a deeper level of understanding of areas of the curriculum leaving them prepared with the knowledge and skills required to be successful at KS4 and beyond

Across KS3, students follow a common core curriculum and will student the following subjects discretely:

Mathematics, Science, English, History, Geography, Religion and World Views, French, PE, Dance, Drama, Music, Art, PSHE and Food and Nutrition

In addition to the core curriculum offer, students also have a 75 minute Library lesson once per fortnight to develop their reading and literacy skills; skills which are fundamental to success in all areas of the curriculum. At KS3 we utilise L’explore Analytics which is a ground-breaking method of measuring reading attainment, utilising artificial intelligence and eye tracking technology to offer an entirely new insight into measuring reading proficiency of our learners. By measuring when, where, and how a student’s eyes move in relation to the words they are reading, the assessment quickly analyses their skills across key reading components, determines their attainment, and highlights potential barriers in a matter of minutes. With immediate and fully objective results, we can then work with dedicated, curriculum aligned resources to support both emerging and fluent readers in their development.

For the academic year 2021/22 Computing and ICT are delivered through Curriculum Enrichment Days but will feature again discretely for the academic year 2022/23.

Some students follow a personalised curriculum, often taught in smaller groups with a slightly adapted curriculum offer, where this is considered appropriate.

Every student also has the opportunity to take part in at least one activity from our extensive range of Extended Day activities from 3.15pm – 4:15pm daily.

For more details on the curriculum offer please contact Mrs Dampier (Assistant Principal)

Subject Documents Date  
Year 7 Curriculum Overview 29th Apr 2022 Download
Year 8 Curriculum Overview 29th Apr 2022 Download
Year 9 Curriculum Overview 29th Apr 2022 Download