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 8 and 9 Languages, some pupils study French and German, others French and Spanish, some just French and some just Spanish. They may continue one or both of these languages to GCSE. 

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, Languages 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

In Years 8 and 9 Languages, some pupils study French and German, others French and Spanish and some just French. They may continue one or both of these languages to GCSE. 

Upcoming Events

24 Aug

GCSE Results Day

10:00am - 1:00pm
 
01 Sep

Year 7 (K) CATs

1 September, 2017 – 8 September, 2017
 
07 Sep

Battlefields visit 22-24 September - parent briefing

All Day
 
11 Sep

GCSE Geography Fieldtrip

11 September, 2017 (8:45am) – 15 September, 2017 (3:30pm)