Key Stage 3



Year 7 and 8 pupils follow our Key Stage 3 curriculum.  Students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups and for the majority of lessons, they will be taught in mixed ability classes. In Mathematics, Science and Modern Foreign Languages students are set according to ability; these decisions are made by each curriculum areas taking responsibility for how they set students.


Sets are regularly reviewed with movement between sets occurring when appropriate. At Key Stage 3 the majority of students study French, with those showing greater linguistic talent, taking up German. A small minority of students do not take a language and have extra literacy lessons instead; this is decided on their Key Stage 2 results.


All students in Key Stage 3 will study:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • French
  • German * Top set only
  • Literacy * some students have extra literacy lessons rather than studying a language
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Design Technology; this is taught in twenty week blocks, students will study Graphics, Food and Nutrition, Resistant Materials and Textiles
  • ICT
  • Core PE
  • PSHE
  • RE