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Key Stage 3

Curriculum Summary

Years 7 & 8

When students join us in year 7, an academic profile is created of each student based on their Key Stage 2 scaled scores and information from primary schools. This information is then used to design a curriculum route that best suits each student. There are two curriculum routes in years 7 and 8.

Both pathways offer a broad range of subjects that are important to give students as wide of a variety of experiences as possible. Students following pathway 2 will be given additional Language and Communication Skills sessions, allowing them to access the curriculum content across all of their subjects.

Subject Pathway 1 (number of sessions) Pathway 2 (number of sessions)
English 5 5
Maths 5 5
Science 5 5
Computer Science 1 1
French 3 2
History 2 4 sessions allocated to Humanities with a thematic approach and a carousel system
Geography 2
Religious Studies 1
Language and Communication 2
PE 2 2
Technology 2 2
Art 1 1
Performing Arts 1 1

Year 7 Programmes of Study

Year 8 Programmes of Study