Key Stage 3 Curriculum
At Key Stage 3, the curriculum is broad and balanced for all students. This is the time when students build upon their primary education to prepare themselves for Key Stage 4 choices. Students study a range of subjects including English, Maths and Science. Beyond this core, Geography and History are taught as separate humanities to all students. Drama, Art and Music make up the creative component of the curriculum. French and Spanish are the modern foreign languages offered to our Key Stage 3 students. Technology is taught through 1 period per week of Workshop (electronics, resistant materials, systems and control, and graphic products) and another Technology period which is allocated to Food Technology and Textiles. Finally, we offer Computing, Philosophy & Ethics and PE throughout the Key Stage. All in all, this ensures students have an inclusive curriculum which prepares them for life in modern Britain.
Key Stage 3 Enrichment Curriculum
Our Enrichment curriculum is well-matched to students who achieve Level 3 or below on their Key Stage 2 tests. Extra time allocated to Literacy and Numeracy which is aimed at supporting students to experience rapid progress in reading, writing, spelling, comprehension and the fundamental components of Numeracy. Students who follow this curriculum have the opportunity to graduate from the Enrichment programme and follow a mainstream curriculum once good progress is consistent. The impact of this curriculum for many students is astounding.