Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8)
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|
|Modern Foreign Languages||3|
|Additional literacy (Catch Up students only)||2|
|Additional numeracy (Catch Up students only)||2|
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.