We know that good learners must develop excellent learning habits and we pay particular attention in KS3 to helping children do this. We encourage the development of the reading habit, and how to develop independent study skills through homework. We give every student a diary in which to record and manage their homework.
Our KS3 curriculum is broadly based, with a strong emphasis on the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. We know that to make exceptional progress at secondary school, all students must have a good grounding in these core subjects.
Students also study Technology, Computer Science, Spanish, Geography, History, RE, Drama, Music, Art, PE and PSHCE. The school places a strong emphasis on Expressive Arts. Students study Drama, Music and Art for one hour per week per subject at KS3.
The school operates a 1 week timetable – 5 one hour lessons a day, 25 per week. PSHCE is delivered over two or three drop down days in most year groups.