Key Stage 3

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Students follow a curriculum based on the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum in Years 7, 8 and 9. This includes:BBC school report logo

English, Mathematics, Science, French and German, Art, Design Technology, Drama, Geography, History, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Music, Physical Education and Religious Education.

In Key Stage 3 there is also an emphasis on cross-curricular skills to develop the transferrable skills that the students need in all subjects. ICT is taught as part of Design Technology in Year 7, via cross-curricular themes throughout Key Stage 3 and in discrete lessons in Year 8 and 9.

The transition to Key Stage 4 begins for many students in Year 9 with core subjects moving towards GCSE when students are ready.

We operate a two-week timetable with twenty-five lessons per week, the current Curriculum Plan for 2015-16 sees an increase in time for English and Mathematics in Key Stage 4 in light of new GCSEs. The Plan for 2016-17 is unlikely to change drastically from the current structure and is also shown below. Any changes or updates made will be reflected in this document later in the academic year.

Curriculum 2015 to 2017

Y7 Transition Matrices

Further information can be found in the subject pages of the website or by contacting the relevant Head of Department via

For information on Year 7 intervention see Year 7 intervention flow chart