KS3 Curriculum overview
During the last few years, the government has been conducting a major review of the secondary curriculum in order to ensure ‘more rigour and greater challenge’ as well as encouraging ‘deep learning’ in schools. At St Bede’s this has led to a number of changes that were introduced at the start of the academic year.
During key stage 3 (years 7/8/9) all students have a timetable that includes the 12 subjects that make up the National Curriculum. These subjects are (with the number of periods per fortnight in Year 7 shown in brackets):
English (7), Maths (7), Science (6), RE (3 + 1 denomination RE), History (3), Geography (3), PE (3), French or German (4 of either), Technology (4), Art (2), Music (2), Drama (2), Computing (2) and Citizenship (1). Total of 50 periods.
In Year 7, the pupils are taught in ten tutor groups with the ‘left’ side of the year studying French and the ‘right’ side taking German. Pupils are set for maths.
In Year 8, there are ten teaching groups with most pupils taking a second language and the others having extra help in English. Pupils are set for English and maths and we offer a choice of ‘electives’ designed to enrich the curriculum.
In Year 9, there are also nine teaching groups and the pupils make choices in both ‘Arts’ and ‘Technology’ subjects. Most pupils take one language although some are offered two. There is setting in English, Maths and Science.
Please see below
- documents relating to KS3
- booklet on Independent Learning Tasks (ILTs) for the autumn term
- document outlining revision topics for the forthcoming exam weeks for Years 7, 8 and 9 respectively;
- presentation for current Year 8 students going into Year 9 2016/17 regarding creative subject
|ILT summer term booklet 2016.pdf||19th Apr 2016||Download|
|Year 7 Homework Timetable 2016||5th Sep 2016||Download|
|Year 8 Homework Timetable 2016||5th Sep 2016||Download|
|Year 9 Homework Timetable 2016||5th Sep 2016||Download|
|Welcome Evening - Year 7 Parents, Sept 16||16th Sep 2016||Download|
|Year 8 Parents Information Evening (28 Sept 2016)||30th Sep 2016||Download|
|Year 7 Parents Information Evening Presentation (5 May 2016)||17th May 2016||Download|
|ILT booklet autumn term 2016.pdf||10th Nov 2016||Download|
|Year 8 Students Presentation 2016 - Year 9 in 2016-17||22nd Jun 2016||Download|
|Information booklet for parents of students joining Y7 in Se...||28th Jun 2016||Download|