KS3 Curriculum

The curriculum is a carefully sequenced (knowledge engaged) curriculum that closely follows the national curriculum and is based on the principles of cognitive science. There is a focus on the development of literacy and the application of acquired knowledge to ensure children access the curriculum at a depth to ensure a deep and enduring understanding in discrete subject areas.

The content and experiences within our curriculum are designed to accumulate and address the gaps in cultural capital of all our students in particularly the disadvantaged. Our extra-curricular offer supports our provision, with a focus within each subject thus helping to form stronger schemata for long term retention.

From 2022/23, the school will have a 3-year Key Stage 3.

Year 7 and Year 8 (including Year 9 from 2022/23)

SubjectHours per fortnight
Year 7   Year 8   Year 9
English8              8              8
Mathematics8              8              8
Science8              8              8
History3              3              3
Geography3              3              3
Religious Education1              1              1
Technology2              2              2
Computer Science2              2              2
MFL (French)4              4              4
Art2              2              2
Music2              2              2
PE4              4              4
Character Development (inc. PSHCE and RSE)2              2              1
Drama1              1              2