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Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9)

At Key Stage 3 we offer students a diverse curriculum upon which they can confidently build their knowledge, skills and understanding at Key Stage 4.

Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught as separate sciences, in order to fully immerse students in the subjects from the start of Key Stage 3.

Students begin their time with us in Year 7 by studying one Modern Foreign Language from French, German or Spanish, and in Year 8 students pick up a second until the end of Key Stage 3. All students also study Latin throughout the entire Key Stage.

STEM is taught as a discrete subject in Year 8, which incorporates elements of the Sciences, Maths and Technology.

Other core curriculum subjects taught in Key Stage 3 include: English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Computer Science, Fine Art, Graphics, Drama, Music and Physical Education.

A discrete lesson of Care, Support and Guidance (PSHE) is taught in form groups once per week and delivered by the Head of Year.

Because our students are capable of accessing higher level material from an early age, we like to ensure that all students are challenged across the curriculum, which we achieve by introducing them to higher level concepts, wider context and advanced skills, as appropriate. We begin introducing GCSE specific content from Year 9 in English, Mathematics and the Sciences to fully prepare them for the rigours of GCSE and beyond.