Key Stage 3

COVID-19 update:

Year 7-9 Term 5 2019/20 timetable | 20 April – 22 May 2020

In response to the recent questionnaire we are strongly recommending that all KS3 students follow a timetable this term. This will give a clear structure and will help with planning a daily schedule and meeting all deadlines.

Click here or on the timetable image to download a pdf version.

The timetable, as much as possible, reflects the curriculum allocation.  Some subject time has been reduced slightly to make a simpler timetable.  The “Your Choice” slot at the end of each day offers some flexibility and allows time to catch up in areas in which students may have fallen behind the schedule.

Teachers will refer to the schedule when setting work and deadlines. For example, students can expect that Music work will be set on or before a Wednesday. The deadline for Music work will also be a Wednesday. This may be a Wednesday later in the term, according to the volume of work set. What is expected to be achieved in an hour will be made clear.

All work is being set or signposted (if another platform is being used) through Show My Homework.

If students have any questions about their work they should contact their teacher using Show My Homework or email.

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Throughout KS3 students follow a full, varied curriculum, blending creative, practical and academic subjects. We aim to provide an enriching and stimulating curriculum that gives every student the opportunity to succeed.

In Year 7 students study English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Philosophy & Religion, French, Art, Drama, Music, PE, Wellbeing and Design Technology.

In Maths, English and French, students are grouped into upper and middle groups based on their prior attainment in KS2. We do not have a rigid setting system.

In all other subjects, students study in their mixed attainment tutor groups, except in Design Technology where students are in smaller groups.

In Year 8 the curriculum is broadly the same as Year 7, but all students study a second foreign language (either Spanish or German.) Students study English and Languages in upper and middle groups, but Maths uses a more rigorous setting structure. Once again, in all other subjects, students are assigned to mixed prior attainment groups. These groups are designed to promote the best possible learning for all and are organised at the end of year 7.

In Year 9 the curriculum remains the same, with the introduction of Latin for upper English groups and Classics for middle English groups. Maths keeps its rigorous setting structure and in all other subjects, students are assigned to mixed prior attainment groups. These groups change from those in Year 8. In MFL, students opt to study either French, Spanish or German.


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