KS3

Elizabeth Woodville School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all its students through the new two year Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) and three year Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11) provision.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum

In line with many schools across the country, as an academy, we do not have to follow the national curriculum; however, in order to build on the work students have completed in Key Stage 2 and to prepare for Level 2 (GCSE, Vocational) courses we use the national framework as our starting point in planning schemes of work and programmes of study.

All students in Key Stage 3 study ‘English Baccalaureate’ or EBacc subjects of English, mathematics, science, modern foreign languages, history and geography. All students study modern foreign languages – French & Spanish in Year 7 & 8. Alongside the EBacc subjects students currently study art & design on a rotation (design & technology, Food and art), music, drama, religious studies, personal, social and health education (PSHE) and physical education.

PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Careers Education) is delivered within the PSHE time during morning base group time, assemblies and an individual lesson a fortnight.

Students also enjoy a varied and challenging PE programme each week, to build up their personal fitness and to develop vital life skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, resilience etc.