Key Stage 3 Curriculum

We operate a two week, 50 lesson, timetable cycle. All lessons are 1 hour duration.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Upon entry into Year 7, students are placed into one of 10 Tutor Groups. These are divided into 2 bands and ability sets for Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) are organised within these bands. Sets are based on attainment and are informed by National Curriculum tests and our own internal assessments. These arrangements may change as each student progresses through the Key Stage. Humanities subjects, Art, Music, Drama, Computing and Science are taught in mixed ability form tutor groups whilst PE and Design Technology are taught in smaller mixed ability groups. English is taught in ability sets and Mathematics in mixed groups.

Year 8

We have a similar arrangement to Year 7. English, Science and MFL are taught in ability sets. Maths will organise learning according to the specific needs of the year group. Humanities and Computing for this year are taught as mixed ability groups and not in tutor groups.

Year 9

In Year 9, arrangements are very similar to Year 8 with sets in Maths, English, Science and MFL. Art, Computing, Performing Arts, PE, History, Geography, Design Technology and Beliefs and Values are taught in mixed ability groups.

For additional information on the content which is covered during years 7, 8 and 9 please see the KS3 Curriculum guide below.

All subjects follow the relevent national curriculum programme of study. For more information please follow this link: 

Further details of the levels used in each subject area are provided in the following guides:

The curriculum structure for each year group in Key Stage 3 is as follows:


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