Key Stage Three provides the bedrock of knowledge for success at Key Stage Four, whilst being an important stage in its own right. Our all-through curriculum provides continuity across key stages two and three. It aims to deepen students’ knowledge in specialist subject areas.
In addition to the core subjects and Humanities and Arts, students study separate Sciences and are introduced to French and then to German in year eight for those whose linguistic ability enables them to benefit from it. Students can study Latin and, in the final year of key stage three, have opportunities to study Spanish and Japanese. This exposure to language develops students’ grammatical literacy. Through all subjects, students are provided with opportunities to develop their research and analytical skills and to articulate their opinions coherently and confidently.
Through assemblies and the pastoral and academic curricula we promote the values underpinning British society including equality and diversity. Students are taught about the importance of good mental and physical health including relationships and sex education as well as environmental awareness and how to be positive members of the community both locally and globally. Extensive extra-curricular opportunities in all areas help to foster a strong sense of community, identity and wellbeing.