KS 3 & 4 Curriculum

Details of the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Curriculum are below

    Key Stage 3 Curriculum
  • During Key Stage 3 students study a wide range of subjects. Our aim is to build on the work completed during their primary education and to support their continued progress through both Key Stage 3 and then onto Key Stage 4.

    Core subjects
    • English, Maths and Science (Year 7 & 8 combined Science, Year 9 – Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
    • Foundation subjects
    • Geography, History
    • Spanish, French
    • Design Technology, Food and Nutrition
    • Dance, Drama, Music and Art
    • ICT, Computer Science
    • PE
    • PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Careers Education)

    Students are assessed against National Curriculum assessment levels and their progress is tracked throughout each academic year against end of year and end of Key Stage minimum targets. There is an increased focus on literacy development throughout the academy and in some cases specific literacy lessons are delivered to secure existing literacy levels but more importantly to increase student capability in this area.

    Each day all students are required to read for 15 minutes a book of their choice. The START (Stop Teaching And Read Together) programme aims to encourage reading for pleasure and impact on students’ capabilities across the curriculum.

    During Year 9 students will opt for their Key Stage 4 courses. A structured programme is in place to ensure that students with the support of their parents and academy staff make choices that are most appropriate to their aspirations.

    Our curriculum provision is reviewed each academic year to ensure it continues to meet the needs of our students.

    For further information on the curriculum we provide please contact the school directly.

    Key Stage 4 Curriculum
  • Expectations are high for our Key Stage 4 students at the Academy. We believe every student can achieve and succeed, whatever their ability. Students are well supported and our outstanding pastoral system links very closely to the curriculum.

    Key Stage 4

    Subject Qualification
    • English Language & Literature GCSE
    • Mathematics GCSE
    • Science (Combined) GCSE
    • Physical Education (Core) GCSE

    Pupils then choose either ONE or TWO subjects (depending on their level) from the following list:

    Subject Qualification
    • History GCSE
    • Geography GCSE
    • French GCSE
    • Spanish GCSE

    Pupils then choose ONE or TWO or THREE subjects (depending in their level) to make up the rest of their Key Stage 4 timetable.

    Subject Qualification
    • Art GCSE
    • Computer Science GCSE
    • Dance GCSE
    • Drama GCSE
    • Food Preparation & Nutrition GCSE
    • Further Science GCSE
    • French GCSE
    • Geography GCSE
    • History GCSE
    • Music GCSE
    • PE GCSE
    • Design & Technology GCSE
    • Spanish GCSE

    * Students opting for Music, Dance or PE GCSE must commit to attendance at weekly extra-curricular activities to support the practical elements of these courses.

    The learning of all pupils is complemented by a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips, visits and guest speakers that help enhance and develop the curriculum. This encourages the development of a wide range of valuable skills that mean our pupils are ready for life after Year 11.

    More information can be obtained by contacting the school directly.