Key Stage 3

Please note that the Academy is currently under consultation and proposals are for Year 7 and 8 to only be admitted through ECHP to our specialist autism base.

In Years 7 and 8 children will study a broad range of subjects, built around a strong academic core. The focus is on providing children with fundamental knowledge and skills within each subject, so that they have fully mastered the key concepts and themes of each discipline. This fundamental knowledge will be revisited and retested several times, until children have committed to long term memory the knowledge they will need to participate fully in the cultural life of our society.

Numeracy, literacy and problem solving underpin the curriculum’s core elements of English, mathematics and the Sciences. These core subjects are balanced with humanities, modern languages plus a wide range of options related to creative learning. Through dedicated form time and drop down days, students will have opportunities to learn about personal, social and health education, following the 2020 statutory guidance covering health education in addition to relationships education.

Additionally, the SAS Programme of study is designed to incorporate project planning skills, enterprise, confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. Students choose between Musical Theatre, Active Cooks, Tech Heads (IT skills) and Excellence in Sport. Students can choose a different option each half term or stay within a specialism to develop their skills further. As part of Musical Theatre, students are entered for the Bronze Arts Award and participate in the Academy’s annual production.

Students study:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • PE
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • German
  • DT
  • Performing Arts
  • SAS
  • RE
  • PSE