Key Stage 3 Timetables

• For Mathematics, setting arrangements are based on prior attainment/ability.
• The new focus on Spelling Punchuation and Grammer (SPaG) in all GCSE examinations requires that literacy skills are strengthened. To this aim, subjects which have a key literacy focus are taught in teaching groups. These       teaching groups form the basis for English, Geography, History and Modern Foreign Languages.
• Science in Year 7 is initially taught in form groups; these groups are then split into teaching groups in half year blocks in Year 8 through to Year 9.
• All other subjects are taught in mixed ability form group arrangements. This include the following subjects: Art, Computer Science, Drama, Music, Technology, Food and Nutrician, Physical Education and Religious Studies.
• Food and Nutrician & Technology, Drama and Computing are taught on a carousel rotation, with students switching subject every half term.
• Physical Education is taught as a mixed gender group.

The curriculum is divided into the following time allocations.

Subject / Allocation of lessons per fortnight

 Year 7

 Year 8

 Year 9

English

 8

8

8

Mathematics

 8

8

 8

Science

 6

6

8

Art

2

2

2

MFL -French or Spanish

6

6

4

Geography

4

4

4

History

 4

4

4

Music

 2

2

2

Physical Education

 4

4

4

Religious Studies

 2

 2

2

Drama, Technology & Computer Science half termly rotation

 4

 4

4

*PSHE is delivered through Personal Development lessons on a fortnightly rotation.