Key Stage 3

On arrival at the Academy students are placed in one of our 3 pathways; Roseberry, Carlton & Sutton based on their prior attainment at KS2. This is reviewed at each assessment point during Year 7 to ensure that students are in the correct pathway.

Students in Year 7 all follow a core curriculum of 11 subjects.

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Computing
  • RE
  • Life Skills
  • PE
  • Expressive Arts (Art & Music)
  • Design Technology

The Year 7 Sutton pathway spend some time in a Nurture Group during which they will have additional literacy and numeracy support as well as covering a humanities curriculum.

The timetable is divided into 25 periods each week and the numbers of hours for each subject area is shown in the table opposite. At present we operate a 2 week timetable so the exact split of lessons may vary slightly between weeks A & B. Please click here to view the timetables.

In Years 8 & 9 students follow a very similar curriculum model. In Year 9 students choose to study either History or Geography.  Students make other choices for their options during the spring term of Year 9.

Details of the Key Stage 3 Curriculum for each subject area can be found by clicking on the links below.

KS3 Maths

KS3 English

KS3 Science

KS3 Geography

KS3 History

KS3 Spanish

KS3 Computing

KS3 Music

KS3 Art



KS3 Technology

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview