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Marlwood School

KS3 Curriculum

Students in Key Stage 3 will study English, Mathematics, Science, French (from September 2019), Spanish (legacy offer for Year 8 and 9 as of September 2019) Geography, History, Religion and World Views, Art, Design & Technology, Drama, Music, Physical Education and PSHE. In Years 7, 8 and 9 students also have a full programme that supports literacy and numeracy through:

  • One Accelerated reader library lesson per fortnight.
  • Reading once per week during tutor time (for all year groups).
  • Times Tables Rock Stars sessions 3 times per fortnight in Year 7 (during Maths lessons).
  • Numeracy Ninjas sessions times per fortnight per fortnight in Years 8 and 9 (during Maths lessons).

Subjects

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Grouping

Accelerated Reader

2

1

1

Mixed prior attainment groups in Y7 &8. Prior attainment sets in Year 9.

Art

2

2

2

Mixed prior attainment groups

Drama

2

2

2

Mixed prior attainment groups

DT/Food

4

4

4

Mixed prior attainment groups

English

6

6

6

Mixed prior attainment groups in Y7 &8. Prior attainment sets in Year 9.

Geography

3

3

3

Mixed prior attainment groups.

History

3

3

3

Mixed prior attainment groups.

ICT Functional Skills & Online Safety

1

2

2

Mixed prior attainment groups.

Languages:

French(Y7) /Spanish  (Y8&9)

5

5

5

Mixed prior attainment groups in Y7 &8. Prior attainment sets in Year 9.

Maths

7

7

7

Ability sets

Music

2

2

2

Mixed prior attainment groups.

PE

2

2

3

Gender grouping. Mixed prior attainment groups.

PEPA

1

1

0

Grouped based on talent, skill and interest.

PSHE

2

2

1

Mixed prior attainment groups.

Religion and World Views

2

2

2

Mixed prior attainment groups.

Science

6

6

7

Mixed prior attainment groups in Y7 &8. Prior attainment sets in Year 9.

Total

50 

50

50