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Last updated: January 22nd, 2024

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Students follow a common entitlement programme in line with the National Curriculum requirements (see below).

Academic reports for KS3 students are sent home to parents three times a year. The timings of these reports vary for each year group, but are broadly once per term. More information on the the information assessment and monitoring can be found here. Students will receive one of four grades – Less than expected, Expected, Good or Exceptional – for each subject. Our aim is for all students to be at least “Expected” by the end of the academic year as this means that they are on track to achieve their targets at GCSE.

Departments define specifically what the “Expected” level is in their subject in their mastery assessment frameworks. Students will use these frameworks in lessons so that they know what level they are currently working at and what they can do to improve. The KS3 mastery assessment frameworks can be found on the subject pages by clicking the links below.

Click on the links below for detailed subject information.

We operate a two week timetable consisting of 60, 50 minute lessons. The balance of curriculum time for 23-24 is outlined below:

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
English 7 7 7
Reading 2 2 1
Maths 7 8 8
Science 6 7 7
RE 4 4 4
MFL 6 4 6
Art 2 2 3
Computing 2 2 2
Drama 2 2 2
DT/Food 4 4 4
Geography 5 4 4
History 4 4 4
Music 3 3 2
PE 4 5 4
PSHE 2 2 2

In Year 7 the students study a carousel of three Modern Foreign Languages (French, Italian and Spanish); they then choose one of those to continue studying into Year 8.

If you have any questions or require further information about our curriculum, please contact the Curriculum Lead who will be happy to help, or our Deputy Head, Miss A.Dwyer (a.dwyer@sjb.surrey.sch.uk).