Curriculum - Years 7, 8 and 9 (Key Stage 3)
Students follow a common entitlement programme in line with the National Curriculum requirements.
The subjects studied are: Art, Drama, English, Geography, History, Computing, Citizenship (PSHE), Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science and Technology.
There are three academic reports for KS3 students in the school year – Christmas, Easter and summer. Students will receive one of three grades– Exceptional, Expected or Aspiring – for each subject. Our aim is for all students to be at least ‘Expected’ by the end of the academic year, which means they are on track to achieve at least a Grade 5 at GCSE.
Departments define specifically what the ‘Expected’ level is in their subject in their mastery assessment grid, which can be found below. Students will use these grids in lessons so that they know what level they are currently working at and what they can do to improve.
Please find below the Mastery Assessment Grids.
If you would like additional information on the curriculum, please contact the Head of Department who will be happy to help. The Head of Department can be found in the Courses and Subject pages on the left-hand side of this page.