Key Stage 3

 Pupils in Key Stage 3 (Years 8 – 10) follow a common curriculum.
 
Click here to download Year 8 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018
Click here to download Year 8 Homework Timetable
Click here to download Year 9 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018
Click here to download Year 9 Homework Timetable
Click here to download Year 10 Curriculum Booklet 2017 - 2018
Click here to download Year 10 Homework Timetable
 
In Years 8 and 9 all classes are un-streamed. Pupils are divided alphabetically into five Collect groups and are taught in this arrangement for non practical subjects. The practical subjects: Art and Design, Home Economics, Information Technology, Music, Science and Technology are taught in six or seven alphabetically arranged groups.
 
In Years 9 and 10 the three Science subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught separately, each for two periods a week. All pupils study French in Year 8 and take up a second language in Year 9, choosing between German and Spanish.
 
In Year 10 pupils are streamed into five divisions for Mathematics and are also banded in groups for French and German and French and Spanish. All other subjects in Year 10 are taught in un-streamed Collect or practical groups.
 
Pupils in Year 8 follow a course in Learning for Life and Work comprising elements of Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education. In Year 9 pupils continue with one period a week of Employability, Drugs Education and Study Skills, taught by trained staff. In Year 10 pupils follow a course in Employability for one period a week with focus on career options, subject choice, decision making and action planning. Modules in Drug and Alcohol Awareness; Personal Responsibility; Relationships and Enterprise are also delivered in a further period of Learning for Life and Work. The School week is divided into 45 periods, each 35 minutes long. The Key Stage 3 Curriculum is set out below.
 
Key Stage 3                                 Number of Periods
Subject
Year 
  8
Year
9
Year
10
       
Art and Design
2
2
2
Drama
1
-
-
English
5
5
5
French
5
4
4
Games
2
2
2
Geography
3
3
3
German/Spanish
-
4
4
History
3
3
3
Home Economics
2
2
2
Information Technology
2
 1*
-
Learning for Life and Work
2
2
2
Mathematics
6
5
5
Music
2
1
2
Physical Education
2
1
1
Religious Education
2
2
2
Science:
4
 
 
      Biology
 
2
2
      Chemistry
 
2
2
      Physics
 
2
2
Technology
2
2
2
 
 
 
 
Total
45
45
45
 
* ICT skills are developed through the languages programme in Year 9.