Upper School: Key Stage 3, 4
Key Stage 3 is the first stage in the secondary phase of school life.
Building on learning in the primary phase of education, we continue to teach using our Creative Curriculum and pathway groupings. Pupils are grouped into learning pathways for English and Maths and this continues through to Sixth Form.
In Key Stage 3 focus builds on independence skills and introduces Careers Education, leading to individual Transition Plans for Year 9 pupils as part of each learner’s Annual Review. Year 7 pupils have the opportunity to participate in horse-riding lessons at the Diamond Riding Center as part of their provision.
Key Stage 4 is the second stage in the secondary phase of school life.
The Key Stage 4 curriculum has two elements; Statutory Subjects and Enrichment Subjects. Compulsory subjects include English, Maths, Science, Computing, PE, Citizenship, RE, Sex and Relationship Education, Careers Education and Guidance and Work Related Learning. Pupils are introduced to specialised subjects and facilities, including food technology, science, fitness, computer studies, dance and drama.
As part of their studies, pupils participate in an increasing number of educational enrichment visits, including work experience, community facilities, council chambers, theatres, galleries and museums. Subjects contribute toward WJEC and Laser Learning Award qualifications.