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
Hours per fortnight
|Design and Technology/ Dance*||4||4|
|Modern Foreign Language (MFL)||6||5|
*taught in a carousel of 3 D&T subjects with Dance
|Subject||Hours per fortnight|
(Geography or History)
(Choice of MFL)
|Design and Technology/ Drama*||2|
*taught in a carousel of 3 D&T subjects with Drama