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

Subject Hours per fortnight Comments
English 7  
Mathematics 6  
Science 6  
History 3  
Geography 3  
Religious Education 1  
Technology/ Dance 3

Students rotate through a carousel of Textiles, Resistant Materials, Food and Dance.

Modern Foreign Language (MFL) 5 All students study Spanish and either French or German. A small cohort study for the Mandarin excellence programme.
Computer Science 2  
Art 2  
Music 2  
Physical Education 4  
Drama 2  
Personal Development 2  

 

Year 8

Subject Hours per fortnight Comments
English 6  
Mathematics 6  
Science 6  
History 4  
Geography 4  
Religious Education 1  
Technology/ Dance 3

Students rotate through a carousel of Textiles, Resistant Materials, Food and Dance.

Modern Foreign Language (MFL) 5 Students choose to study either French, German or Spanish. A small cohort study for the Mandarin excellence programme 8 hours a fortnight.
Computer Science 2  
Art 2  
Music 2  
Physical Education 4  
Drama 2  
Personal Development 1  

 

Documents

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Subject learning summaries for parents Y... 19th Oct 2021 Download
Subject learning summaries for parents Y... 19th Oct 2021 Download
@DidcotGirls02:24 PM - 16th May, 2022 We are so proud of former student, Courtney Hughes, on hearing the news that she has been chosen as Batonbearer for the Birmingham 2022 Queen's Baton Relay in recognition of all her work for charity! Read more
@DidcotGirls07:44 AM - 16th May, 2022 Marking at the Trust next week. A brilliant and powerful assembly prepared by three amazing staff. Read more
@DidcotGirls09:38 AM - 13th May, 2022 Fantastic performances at the Regional Shakespeare Competition last night. Two of our four competitors qualified for the National Finals in June! Congratulations to all! Read more
@DidcotGirls06:57 AM - 13th May, 2022 We are looking for a Data Manager to join our existing team . The position starts from September. Do share with anyone who may be interested and get in touch with me if you'd like to know more. Read more
@DidcotGirls09:32 AM - 10th May, 2022 It's time for the final Bedrock Stars this school year! Learners, earn 120 points by May 29th to be in the running for our amazing prizes. Teachers, enter your learners by retweeting this post on your school's account. Full T&Cs: Read more Read more
@DidcotGirls04:15 PM - 5th May, 2022 Our Year 5 school tours are now available to book via our website. We look forward welcoming you to DGS! Read more
@DidcotGirls01:39 PM - 4th May, 2022 Congratulations to all of our dedicated and talented dancers! Read more
@DidcotGirls10:16 PM - 3rd May, 2022 A stellar job by our year 11s! Read more
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