Woodbridge Park Education Service

KS3

Our Key Stage 3 students will be well-rounded intellectually, socially and emotionally.  They will be equipped with the skills and knowledge for learning – literacy, numeracy, communication, creativity and an appreciation of the world around them.  They will be able to appreciate human endeavour and achievement.

  • Ensuring academic challenge, support and enthusiasm for learning​
  •  Creating structures and spaces that allow relationships to thrive​
  • Developing individuals who are empathetic and articulate, confident and resilient​
  • Personal, social, health and citizenship education
  • Appropriate information and guidance on the world of work
  • Students to gain at least one accredited qualifications in a core subject in Year 9

 KS3 CURRICULUM

In the three year groups, students will experience a broad range of subjects. The table below indicates the subjects and number of periods allocated in an average week:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

4

4

4

SPAG

1

1

1

Maths

4

4

4

Science

3

3

3

PE

4

4

4

Humanities

2

2

2

Food Technology

1

1

1

PSCHE

3

3

3

Music

1

1

1

Art therapy

1

1

1

Design Technology

2

2

2

Future Technology

2

2

2

Robotics

1

1

1

 CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES

SPAG:

 An additional literacy lesson with a focus on spelling, puncuation and grammar.

 Robotics and progamming: 

 Two brand new subjects (supported with a substantial financial investment) have been added to the curriculum to further engage students and allow for access to current developing technologies. Students will be working on robotics, which cross feeds into programming in ICT.  The development of these subjects has resulted in a change to the school day wherein the afternoons are individualised vocational project based workshops incorporating these widely exciting fields of modern industry.

Tutor Programme

 One double lesson per week, students have lessons with their tutor and tutor group as part of our Tutorial Programme. This lesson is used to focus on issues relevant to the year group and can cover areas as diverse as how to develop relationships, drugs education or preparation for options choices.

Extra-curricular Programme:

The school has a wide and varied programme of cultural and sporting activities that take place outside the formal curriculum.  Students are encouraged to take part in these programmes.

Sex and Relationship Education:

The school provides sex education in the basic curriculum for all students, in which students are encouraged and guided by moral principles and taught to recognise the value of family life, to build up self-esteem so that students value themselves and equipped to avoid being exploited.

In accordance with the law the biological aspects of human reproduction remain compulsory for all students, but parents may withdraw their children from any other part of the sex education provided without giving reasons.

 A full statement of the Service Sex Education Policy is available separately.

 MONITORING AND REVIEW 

Curriculum development and quality assurance will be monitored by the Senior Leadership Team, who will report on its implementation on a regular basis to the Management Committee.

Parents who have concerns about any aspect of the curriculum should discuss these in the first instance with the Head of Centre.

 If the issue is not resolved parents should contact the Headteacher.

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