Key Stage 3

Before September 2020 students followed a 2-year Key Stage 3 curriculum. Since September 2020 students entering Year 7 have followed a 3-year Key Stage 3.

  • Students study a broad range of subjects which promote their spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development.
  • Staff use a variety of teaching methods so that students can develop a range of learning styles.
  • Lessons are differentiated to ensure that all students are challenged and make effective progress.
  • Students develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and understanding during this Key Stage, all of which will benefit their Key Stage 4 learning pathways.
  • Subject Departments are well resourced.
  • There is a strong focus on literacy, numeracy and ICT skills across the curriculum.
  • Students are encouraged to be creative, to ask questions and to have high expectations of themselves.
  • Homework is set on a regular basis and there is a whole school approach towards assessment and marking based on effort and attainment.
  • Students will be given advice by teachers on how they can improve further.
  • There are also a range of extracurricular activities and trips which enhance learning across the curriculum. Students are taught in the most appropriate grouping for each individual subject.