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Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Years 7, 8 and 9
This page describes the National Curriculum (NC) at Key Stage 3 (KS3) as it is followed by your daughter. We hope you will find it useful for reference during her first three years with us.
In years 7 and 8 your daughter continues with the NC subjects covered at KS2 in her junior school, with the addition of two modern foreign languages. In year 9 Science is taught in separate disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). There is a Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme in all three years. Citizenship is delivered through a variety of subjects across the Key Stage Curriculum and through PSHE. A curriculum summary is given below.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Year 10, 11
This page describes the curriculum, based on the National Curriculum (NC) at Key Stage 4 (KS4) as it is followed by our pupils. We hope you will find it helpful in year 9, when choosing from among the options, and useful for reference during KS4.
General Certificate in Secondary Education (GCSE) courses provide the framework for schemes of work and assessment in years 10 and 11. GCSE expands subject specific knowledge and understanding and tests whether pupils can apply these to the everyday world. The courses encourage the development of practical, numerical, written and oral skills, including the ability to communicate clearly in speech and writing.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
Year 12, 13
Advanced Levels and Advanced Subsidiaries
In Year 12 girls will embark on 4, and occasionally 5, AS subjects, leading to external examinations at the end of Year 12. They will then convert at least 3 of these into full Advanced level (A2) subjects in Year 13;
stronger students may choose to convert all 4.
As they go through to Year 13, same subject classes may be combined depending on the number of students continuing into A2.
The Year 12 timetable is constructed to meet the greatest number of student preferences. Certain subjects and combinations are dependent on student demand and the availability of staff. As they go through to Year 13, small classes in the same subject may be combined.