Key Stage 3 - Curriculum


In KS3 all students are placed in tutor groups with students of similar abilities. All classes broadly follow programmes based on the National Curriculum.


The statutory requirements at Key Stage 3 are:




Art & Design



Design & Technology

Modern Foreign Language




Physical Education

Religious Education

Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)


Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 remain in their tutor class base for the majority of their learning. They continue to learn through the thematic approach used in the Primary phase. SRE is included within the PSHE & Citizenship curriculum.


One Key Stage 3 class is based off-site at our Inclusion class at Hartsdown Academy for two days each week. During this time they all have the opportunity to attend mainstream lessons with support. Any students identified as having a particular talent in a subject area will have the opportunity to attend lessons with their mainstream peers.


 Within Key Stage 3 there is increased emphasis on:



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