Key Stage 3

This is a broad curriculum offer with 16 subjects, including 4 languages, available and includes discrete, timetabled lessons in Personal Development, Dance and Drama. There is generous time allocation in subjects such as Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities to ensure depth of learning. The curriculum meets and in places exceeds all the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The focus at Key Stage Three is on depth of learning and mastery of knowledge, understanding and skills within a broad subject offer. Our aim is that students become resilient learners with learning focused on thinking hard and working hard.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups other than in Maths where they are in broad ability sets, and in English some students will access additional support through smaller group teaching.

Year 7 and 8

Subject Hours per fortnight
Year 7

Hours per fortnight
Year 8

English 7 7
Mathematics 6 7
Science 6 6
History 3 3
Geography 3 3
Religious Education 1 1
Design and Technology/ Dance* 4 4
Modern Foreign Language (MFL) 6 5
Computer Science 2 2
Art 2 2
Music 2 2
Physical Education 4 4
Drama 2 2
Personal Development 2 2


*taught in a carousel of 3 D&T subjects with Dance

Year 9

Subject Hours per fortnight
English 6
Mathematics 7
Science 9
Option 1
(Geography or History)
Option 2
(Choice of MFL)
Option 3 4
Option 4 4
Religious Studies 1
Computer Science 1
Music 2
Art 2
Design and Technology/ Drama* 2
Physical Education 3
Personal Development 1

 *taught in a carousel of 3 D&T subjects with Drama


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