KS3 Overview

Our planning takes guidance from National Key Stages 2 and 3 curriculums to meet the varying needs of our pupils. Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Art, Technology, Music, Cookery, PHSE and Lifeskills lessons are taught by subject specialists.History, Geography and RE are taught as part of half-termly ‘topic’ lessons by form teachers. The topic long term plan is a three year rolling plan consisting of geography or history based themes along with an RE curriculum which is based on the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The RE curriculum is tailored to fit in with the topic themes wherever possible.

 There are at least five topic lessons a week and this enables form teachers to include craft based activities as well as field trips where relevant. Teachers may also include Circle Time, Peer Massage or Yoga within topic lesson time, depending on the needs of the pupils.