At Key Stage 3, more subject specific learning opportunities are provided, with wider opportunities for pupils to undertake creative activities, which help them prepare for vocational experiences offered at Key Stage 4. Building from KS2 we maintain a theme-based approach to our curriculum through KS3, with pupils building up their skills , knowledge and understanding through themed learning in each subject area.
The provision of art, music, drama, food technology and design and technology activities allow our SEND learners extensive opportunities to learn beyond the formal core provision and are essential activities to foster wider personal development. In Key Stage 3 we aim to help our learners discover what their individual passions and talents are. We foster these talents with time, resources, and opportunities to celebrate them across the school.
Essential to our KS3 offer is the provision of enrichment, which allows our staff to bring learning to life. We take full advantage of our excellent location and the opportunity to explore enrichment in its wider form across Greater Manchester. Pupils spend time at Cronkshaw Care Farm supporting animal welfare, undertake cycling experiences in Longford Park and become more independent by planning for and undertaking journeys across Manchester. These activities support the ‘Preparation for Adulthood‘ agenda in fostering enhanced resilience and learner independence.
Opportunities to be physically active and to develop skills of independence are key drivers for our Key Stage 3 programme.
Curriculum Breakdown at Key Stage 3
- 4 lessons Maths
- 4 lessons English
- 2 lesson Science
- 2 lessons PSHE
- 2 lessons ICT
- 3 lessons PE
- 1 lesson week review /Celebration
- 2 lessons RE
- 6 lessons Creative Studies
- 2 lessons Topic
- 2 lessons Enrichment
For more information please contact our Key Stage Coordinator;- Mr B Dumville