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Key Stage 3

Curriculum KS3 Overview

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The Key Stage 3 curriculum runs through Years 7-9 and the timetable operates on a two-week cycle with Week 1 and Week 2 differing. It is an exciting, broad and enriching curriculum that ‘plants the roots of skills and knowledge that will prepare students for future study, ignite passions for talents and gifts and equip students with the tools to tackle the wider world with confidence; a curriculum that develops the whole person.

There are 25 lessons per week lasting 1 hour each. The Year 7 - 9 students enjoy the following lessons across the fortnight.

Year 7

English - 8 lessons
Maths - 10 lessons
Science - 9 lessons
Reading – 2 lessons
French/Spanish - 4 lessons
PE - 4 lessons
Arts Project – 2 lessons
Geography - 2 lessons
History - 2 lessons
Religious Studies - 2 lessons
Drama - 1 lesson
Music - 1 lesson
Art - 1 lesson
Technology - 1 lesson
Computing – 1 lesson

Year 8

English - 8 lessons
Maths - 10 lessons
Science - 9 lessons
Reading – 2 lessons
French/Spanish - 4 lessons
PE - 4 lessons
Arts Project – 2 lessons
Geography - 2 lessons
History - 2 lessons
Religious Studies - 2 lessons
Drama - 1 lesson
Music - 1 lesson
Art - 1 lesson
Technology - 1 lesson
Computing – 1 lesson

Year 9*

English - 8 lessons
Maths - 10 lessons
Science - 9 lessons
Reading – 2 lessons
French/Spanish - 4 lessons
PE - 4 lessons
Geography - 2 lessons
History - 2 lessons
Religious Studies - 2 lessons
Drama - 1 lesson ( 2 lessons for half of the academic year)
Music - 1 lesson ( 2 lessons for half of the academic year)
Art - 1 lesson( 2 lessons for half of the academic year)
Technology - 1 lesson ( 2 lessons for half of the academic year)
Computing – 1 lesson

Our Personal Development curriculum is delivered through tutor times (20 minutes daily), assemblies, focus weeks, 'drop-down' days and subject areas.

*During Year 9, subject options are made by students to choose the subjects they wish to specialize in for their GCSE studies in KS4. More information on this will be released early in the 2nd term after Christmas.

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