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Key stage 3

Year 7 and 8

In Year 7 and 8 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum. The curriculum covers the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) as well as the humanities (Geography, History and Relating) the Arts (Drama and Art) French, Computing and PE. This prepares the students so that as many students as possible will have access to the English Baccalaureate courses. At the end of Year 8 students make a choice of whether to study Geography or History as well as French or Spanish to begin these GCSE courses in Year 9.

Year 9

Year 9 is a mixture of KS3 and GCSE courses. The students begin to study the GCSE curriculum in Science as well as their choice of humanity and modern foreign language. Their remaining subjects follow the KS3 curriculum in preparation for their GCSE choices at KS4.

Enrichment programme

Our enrichment programme ensures that students have access to a range of additional creative arts, cultural, sporting and academic opportunities, beyond the National Curriculum subjects. These enrichment activities add breadth and depth to the students’ knowledge and skills and run through out KS3 in lesson time.

Curriculum hours per subject

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English 5 5 5
Maths 5 5 5
Science 4 4 5
Humanities 5 5 4
Languages 3 3 3
Arts 2 2 3
Digital Media 1 1 1
Sports 2 2 2
Enrichment 2 2 1
Total 29 29 29