Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is a crucial time in the education of our pupils; a successful transition from Key Stage 2 is essential to enable students to build on and extend their knowledge and develop new skills across a wider range of subjects. This three year period enables students to build the foundations needed for success at Key Stages 4 and 5 in public examinations. The Key Stage 3 curriculum at Rickmansworth is broad, balanced, challenging and supportive, enabling all students to achieve their potential. The tables below summarise the curriculum at Key Stage 3.

 

  Year 7 - Number of 1 hour lessons per two week cycle
   7

 Maths, English, Science

   6  French or German
   5  Physical Education (including Dance)
   3  History, Geography
   2                Art, Drama, ICT, Music, Religious Studies, Technology
     

 

Year 8 - Number of 1 hour lessons per two week cycle
 7             

 Maths, English, Science

 6  French or German
 5  Physical Education (including Dance)
 4  Geography
 3  History
 2  Art, Drama, Music, Religious Studies, Technology
 1  ICT

 

 

Year 9 - Number of 1 hour lessons per two week cycle
 7             

 Maths, English, Science

 6  French or German
 5  Physical Education (including Dance)
 4  History
 3  Geography
 2  Art, Drama, Music, Religious Studies, Technology
 1  ICT

 

Click on the link below to download the KS3 Subject Framework

KS3 Subject Frameworks Document

All students are expected to work consistently hard and are set challenging targets for the end of each academic year based on their prior attainment. Progress toward these targets is monitored on a termly basis and parents receive an Assessment Tracker report at the end of each term, showing their son or daughter’s target level and current level along with attitude to learning, behaviour and homework grades in each subject studied. Parents also have the opportunity to discuss their son or daughter’s academic progress in a consultation evening with all subject teachers and will receive a formal written report annually.