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Key Stage 3

Year 9 (KS3) is a foundation year that bridges the KS3 national curriculum in feeder middle schools with preparing students for GCSE courses. All year 9 students study the National Curriculum subjects, which are: English, Maths, Science, Spanish, Technology, ICT and Computer Science, Art, History, Geography, PE, Music and Personal Development (which incorporates RE, RSE, and PSHE).


We work closely with middle schools to develop a cohesive KS3 programme, however, as we take from more than the 3 main middle schools, it is sometimes the case that students have not always followed the same KS3 curriculum. 

Our ultimate goal is to develop them into confident and successful learners both by developing their attitude to learning and learning habits alongside their knowledge and thinking skills enabling them to succeed in their exams.

The tables below reflect the fortnightly coverage of each subject area:

Core        English     Maths     Science     P.E     Personal Development

Periods        7            7              6           4          3

MFL/Humanities    Spanish      History      Geography

Periods                  4              5                   5

Other         Art      Hospitality      ICT      Music      Technology

Periods          2               2                    2            2                    1

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