Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 and 9

Upon entering our school, Students will follow programme based around the national curriculum through their Key Stage 3. The school operates a banding approach to help with reporting and targeting, and each child is given the opportunity to move up and down the bands throughout key stage 3. 

When children join year 7 they experience some subjects for the first time, and their timetable is designed to provide a good coverage of a wide range of opportunities.

The school operates a two-week timetable, with 5 periods of 1 hour each day. The majority of subjects are taught by mixed ability, however, there are sets in Maths, Science, and Languages.  We use a range of data to assist in the tracking and monitoring of students progress and to assist in the setting. You can read more about our Key Stage 3 reporting here.

Specific information about each subject can be found on the Subject Information pages of the school website, but here is the list of subjects on offer:

  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Physical Education

All students also given tutoring in Personal Development via daily our tutor time programme.

Towards the end of year 8, students are select an additional subject to add to their year 9 timetable as part of our Leadership and Challenge pathway. These subjects give students an opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications, as well as give them a taste of what choosing option subjects involves.