KS3 Curriculum

Subject

Year 7

(hours taught per week)

Year 8

(hours taught per week)

Year 9

(hours taught per week)

English

3

3

4

Maths

3

3

3

Science

3

3

3

Languages 

3

3

2

Geography

1.5

1.5

1.5

History

1.5

1.5

1.5

RE

1

1

1

Art

1

1

1

Design & Technology

2

2

2

Computing

1

1

1

Music

1

1

1

PE

2

2

2

Drama

1

1

1

PSHCE 

1

1

1

In Years 7 and 8 students study French and Spanish, in Year 9 they study French or Spanish.

Teaching Groups and Settings 

  • Teaching in Year 7 is mainly in mixed ability form groups of about 28 pupils.
  • When setting occurs it is by ability within the subject or a pair of related subjects.
  • Setting starts for Maths and English in Year 7.
  • RE and Science in Year 8.
  • Design & Technology is taught in smaller groups of about 17-20 from Year 7.
  • Key Stage 4 groups are generally slightly smaller than in Key Stage 3, but vary considerably
  • Setting is regularly reviewed and students are moved between sets as the need arises

 

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