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Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)

Curriculum

We offer our students a broad and varied curriculum which ensures all students have access to a range of subjects including the humanities, performing arts and ICT. Below is the weekly allocation of periods for each subject. There are 2 equivalent bands in Year 7 and 8 with some students having additional English and mathematics delivered in a nurtured environment.

S and A Bands

Subject Number of 1 hour periods per fortnight
Mathematics 9
English 9
Science 8
Geography 3
History 3
Modern Foreign Languages 3
Art 2
Drama 2
IT 2
Music 2
Physical Education 4
Religious Studies 1
Technology 2
Additional literacy (Catch Up students only) 2
Additional numeracy (Catch Up students only) 2

Additional Support 

Many of our students enter Year 7 with low literacy levels, consequently there has had to be a focus on developing literacy skills to ensure students can access the wider curriculum and achieve exam success as they progress through school. We use a range of strategies to support and develop student literacy which include, the Accelerated Reader programme through our school library, START and WOW.