Learning in Year 7, 8 & 9

Year 7, 8 and 9 are known as Key Stage 3.

Upon entering the school, pupils are placed in a form class and a banded teaching group. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to build on pupils’ knowledge and skills which they have developed throughout their time at primary school. It is also designed to prepare them for the study of GCSE.

All pupils in Key Stage 3 study the following subjects on a two week timetable. These are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Welsh
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religion, Ethics and Philosophy
  • Welsh
  • French or Spanish (on rotation)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • PE
  • DT (on a rotational basis)
  • IT & Computing
  • PSHE

During year 9 pupils receive support and guidance on making their options choices at GCSE.

Some pupils may need additional support with literacy or numeracy skills. This tuition is bespoke and tailored to the individual needs of each child. It may be that the support will be for a short period of time or may continue throughout their time at the school.