Keystage 3

Year 7

Year 7 is the first year of the studentsí Key Stage 3 studies and is a crucial time in a young personís education as it sees the transition from primary to secondary school. It is a challenging time, both academically and socially, for the student and one, which is helped through our close liaison with the primary schools in the months preceding the transition.

During Year 7 students continue to follow a common curriculum, which includes the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Foreign Language, Technology, History, Geography, Philosophy & Belief, Art, Music, Drama, ICT and Physical Education. PHSE is taught, as in other years, as a combination of lessons during tutor time and whole morning session workshops.

Year 8

Year 8 is the second year of Key Stage 3 studies. Students build on the good habits learnt in Year 7 and work towards reaching their Key Stage 3 targets.

During Year 8 students continue to follow a common curriculum, which includes the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, a Modern Foreign Language, Technology, History, Geography, Philosophy and Beliefs, Art, Music, Drama, ICT and Physical Education. PSHE is taught, as in other years, during tutor time and whole day workshops.

Year 9

Year 9 is the final year of the studentsí Key Stage 3 studies. It is a busy and very important year in which students will take examinations in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science in January. They will also be choosing their GCSE courses for Year 10 and 11.

During Year 9 students continue to follow a common curriculum, which includes the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, a modern foreign Language, Technology, History, Geography, Philosophy and Beliefs, Art, Music, Drama, ICT and Physical Education. PSHE is taught, as in other years, as a combination of lessons during tutor time and whole day session workshops.