About Key Stage 3
The KS3 curriculum has been developed to be both broad and balanced, ensuring that all students have a thorough grounding in all subjects, providing an unshakeable foundation from which students can go onto explore in any direction they choose. Languages, Literature and the Humanities are taught alongside Science, Mathematics, ICT and the Expressive Arts.
The curriculum builds on and extends the Primary curriculum, introducing a third language (German or French) and Spanish Social Studies, which is taught in Spanish. In music the students all learn to play the keyboard. All subject teachers aim to combine a rigorous approach with enjoyable and stimulating material - both to challenge and to catch the imagination.
Personal and Social Education is considered a key part of the curriculum, and this along with Citizenship is covered twice per week by the form tutors. Each tutor is responsible for the individual care of his or her form. The tutor and tutor group meet daily at registration and this allows the tutor to keep a constant eye on the progress of the students in the tutor group. Parents are encouraged to contact the form tutor with any concerns.