Key Stage 3
At key stage 3, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to offer every child the opportunity to maximise their potential. Our curriculum builds on young people’s experiences from the primary phase and helps all young people to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
Specifically, our key stage 3 experience aims to:
The key stage 3 programmes of study and curriculum are set out by the National Curriculum but at St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy we also aim to develop personalised learning programmes for individual students in response to specific need and ability.
In years 7, 8 and 9 all students study:
Levels of attainment and information provided by the primary schools, together with our own early baseline assessment data, allows us to place students in appropriate groups and teaching and learning to be tailored to the needs of individuals from the beginning of year 7. Whilst mixed ability groupings continue, as students progress through Key Stage 3, they are placed in sets according to ability in an increasing number of subjects.