Key Stage 3

Learners in Years 7 and 8 follow a broadly based curriculum reflecting the National Curriculum.  All learners study ‘core’ subjects of English, Mathematics and Science and ‘foundation’ subjects Design and Technology, Computer Science, Geography, History, Physical Education, Art, Music, Drama, French, Religious Education & PSHCCE (Personal, Social & Health Education/Citizenship/Careers Education). This ensures the curriculum offers the academic rigour as well as the broad nature to prepare learners for GCSE choices at the end of Key stage 3.

The curriculum in Years 7 and 8 can be summarised below with the number of lessons studied within a fortnight – the school operates a two-week timetable.

 

Subject Year 7 Year 8
English 7 6
Mathematics 7 6
Science 6 6
Technology 4 6
ICT 2 2
French 4 4
Geography 3 3
History 3 3
RE 2 2
PE 4 4
Art 2 2
Drama 2 2
Music 2 2
PSHE 2 2
Total 50 hours 50 hours