Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Our curriculum is strong and imaginatively taught by specialist teachers familiar with the skills and knowledge our students need to be successful learners and 21st century citizens.

The KS3 curriculum allows choice and a breadth of opportunity for students to nurture their strengths. Our curriculum has something for all learners and is supported with a bespoke foundation learning programme as well as a new “Gifted and Talented” programme to ensure success for all students.

Our KS3 curriculum ensures that we are preparing your son/daughter for an ever changing workplace by equipping with them key transferable skills; making them stand out from the crowd.

We believe all our students should leave with a key set of skills:

  • Independence
  • Communication
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Resilience and determination

Our bespoke Tudor Grange Learning Power schemes of work offer a unique opportunity to develop these skills at KS3 through project based learning.  Students follow a programme that encompasses the key competencies through a blend of Building Learning Power Skills, problem solving and debate and discussion on topical issues such as foreign affairs, art and literature.

At the end of Year 8 every student will graduate with a “Passport to Success” – Bronze, Silver or Gold Award.  Students will have had to demonstrate they have gained their Tudor Grange competencies

And will receive recognition at KS3 Awards Evening.

In addition, students have the unique opportunity to take part in our Skills Action Service (SAS) programme. The programme of study designed so that student are expected to make contributions to the local and national community

  • Project planning skills
  • Enterprise
  • Confidence
  • Enthusiasm for learning

The main aim of our KS3 is to underpin success at KS4 and to ensure students are exam ready but most importantly to instil a love of learning at KS3 to ensure this stays with them throughout their academic career.  We believe in developing a culture of life-long learning and high standards and achievement.  We expect students to be focused and motivated and in return we offer a curriculum that stimulates their curiosity, encourages independent learning and prepares them for their next destination.

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.  Our bespoke and innovative curriculum places student engagement and the maximisation of potential at its heart, meaning there is a route for every child to achieve and to succeed, ensuring that they leave Tudor Grange with a mix of academic and life-long learning skills.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Presentation

Year 7 Parent Guide