Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3)
We aim to provide students with a broad curriculum at Key Stage 3, that is challenging and engaging. Students spend 3 years studying the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum.
|Hours per week of curriculum time|
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Food technology||1||1||0.5 (Taught on rotation)|
|Music||1||1||0.5 (Taught on rotation)|
|Drama||1||1||Taught through English|
|PRE (Philosophy, Religion and Ethics)
C4L (Citizenship and PSHE)
In Year 7 students study both French and Spanish, with a flavor of each language students then decide which language they will study in depth from Year 8. The majority of students study a language to GCSE level, currently 70% of students. However, students that sometimes struggle with literacy are given a choice as to whether they would like to study a Language or whether they would like to take an additional vocational qualification.
In the past students have chosen their Humanities option in Year 8 to allow time for a foundation year in Ancient History. From 2020, the Humanities option will be taken at the same time as the main option process in Year 9. However, the Key Stage 3 curriculum in Humanities is being remodelled to ensure students have the right foundations to choose either History, Ancient History or Geography at Key Stage 4.