The Key Stage 3 programme of study covers all National Curriculum subjects taught at Key Stage 3. Subjects are taught through discrete skill/knowledge lessons which are planned by teachers collaborating across their specialisms.
Each subject has its own substantive and disciplinary knowledge journey. In order to achieve a true understanding of a subject, learning has been intelligently sequenced and chunked in a way so as to ensure that pupils know and remember more.
Within each scheme of work, key knowledge is taught and re-visited on a regular basis through interleaved ‘Do Now’ quizzes, end of the week Mastery quizzes and the repetition of key skills. All schemes of work allow for key schema to be added to, whereby teachers carefully select new knowledge to teach based on the changing needs of the students each time they re-visit an area of a key concept or knowledge.
Our Creative and Performing Arts curriculum provides the opportunity for all children to experience a variety of creative disciplines throughout years 7 & 8. In year 9 they specialise, choosing one discipline before choosing their final option to be studied in Key Stage 4.
Opportunities are built in to make links to the world of work to enhance the careers, advice and guidance that students are exposed to.