Key Stage 3 Curriculum Guide

Key Stage 3 Curriculum at The King John School

Our students spend two instead of three years studying the Key Stage 3 curriculum. At Key Stage 3 the 350 students in a year group are generally divided into 12 teaching groups.  Students in Year 7 & 8 are taught in both teaching groups and tutor groups.  Students are placed in ability sets in a variety of subjects including Maths, English and Science.   All students study all subjects at KS3 choosing options for KS4 in March of Year 9.

We are proud of our robust and interesting curriculum which provides an enviable range of opportunities.  We will keep developing the curriculum to offer more of a range and greater diversity to the students.  We strive for continuous improvement, researching and adapting the curriculum to meet the needs of our young people and the changing world around us. Our innovations can be seen across all key stages; through the work of the Chrysalis group at Key Stage 3, the wide range of choices at Key Stage 4 and 5 which includes a strong academic offer and the opportunity to blend the academic and vocational, and the introduction of apprenticeships at Key Stage 5.  The design of the curriculum at The King John School is about providing choice and opportunity for progression so that the student benefits in the long term.  We pride ourselves in knowing our students and supporting them in reaching their full potential to enable them to move onto the next stage of their lives.

On the right hand side you will be able to read the details of the curriculum on offer for years 7 and 8 in the PwP (Partnership with Parents) Booklet, along with how parents can support their son or daughter at home.

For more information about the curriculum please contact Mrs McGauley.