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Key Stage 3 curriculum

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9)

Our curriculum endeavours to provide a broad and balanced experience for all boys in KS3 that allows them to discover and begin to fulfil their potential in a wide range of subjects. The school operates a two week, 50 period timetable and the allocations for each subject in each year are as follows. More detail on the subject content in each area can be found by clicking on the subject in the table.

 

     

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English *

7

7

7

Maths

6

6

7

Science

6

6

8

Physical Education

5

5

4

French*

6

4

4

German or Spanish **

N/A

4

4

History

3

3

3

Geography

3

3

3

Religious Studies

2

2

2

Drama

2

2

N/A

Music

2

2

2

Tutor period

2

N/A

N/A

Computing

2

2

2

Design Technology

2

2

2

Art & Design

2

2

2

Total periods in two weeks 50 50 50

 

*= In years 8 and 9 some boys only study French, instead of two languages, in this case they are timetabled for 9 periods of English and 6 of French.

**= Boys who enter Y7 in an even numbered year (2014, 2016, 2018 etc.) will study German as their second language in years 8 and 9, those who enter Y7 in odd numbered years (2013, 2015, 2017 etc.) will study Spanish as their second language in years 8 and 9.