Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Key Stage 3 is Years 7, 8 and 9. All students follow the broad and balanced National Curriculum:
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic)
Two Modern Foreign Languages (French and, either, Spanish or German)
An options process at the end of Year 8 allows students to begin to develop a personalised curriculum.
Students then choose their Key Stage 4 options at the end of Year 9.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Key Stage 4 is Years 10 and 11.
Students follow the core subjects:
Modern Foreign Language (at least one of French, Spanish or German)
They also have an opportunity to choose a number of ‘options’ subjects. The subjects currently offered are:
Art and Design
ICT (GCSE Computing or GCSE ICT)
Physical Education (GCSE)
Separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
The Key Stage 4 Curriculum will vary according to a student’s aptitude and ability. Our aim is that each of
our students should study for a range of qualifications appropriate to their ability.
For further information about the Academy’s curriculum, please follow the “Curriculum” link on the Castle