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Key Stage 3 (Y7, 8 & 9)

Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum is covered during years 7, 8 and 9, though most subjects will start Key Stage 4 (ie GCSE) material during year 9. 

The taught programme in KS3 aims to deliver the National Curriculum (NC) and to provide a broad and balanced education.

Subjects taught in KS3

 
NC Core Subjects
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
NC Foundation Subjects
  • Art & Design
  • Geography
  • History
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Modern Languages
Additional Subjects
  • Religious Education
  • Drama
  • Wellbeing

Pupils will also experience work which relates to the 5 NC cross-curricular themes:

  • Careers
  • Wellbeing
  • Economic and industrial awareness
  • Environmental education
  • Health education

 

Year 9 Options

In Year 9, students choose which Options they wish to study for GCSE at Key Stage 4. To find out more about this process, please visit our Key Stage 4 section.