Curriculum Subjects

At Key Stage 3, our aim is to build on students’ achievements in Year 6 to develop the breadth and depth of their knowledge, understanding and skills. Students will be introduced to a wide range of subjects, developing skills they will need for lifelong learning, and enabling them to become more independent and self-aware.

In particular, the curriculum will primarily focus on ensuring that students have essential learning skills, are given opportunities to be creative and resourceful and are encouraged to have enquiring minds and think for themselves to process information, reason, question and evaluation. This will provide the foundation for Key Stage 4 and beyond.

The below list outlines the subjects taught over a fortnightly timetable at KS3.

ArAccelerated Reader
CcCreative Curriculum
AdArt & Design
ReReligious Education
ItInformation Technology
PePhysical Education

Design & Technology (including food technology) is a core subject within the Secondary National Curriculum that does not have set learning hours within the fortnightly timetable, however will be covered through a series of curriculum days planned across the academic year to ensure accessibility for all students. These days may involve external visitors and speakers or educational trips and visits. There may also be availability to use specialist facilities at William Edwards School such as the dance studio, the technology rooms and the music iMac Suites