Key Stage 3

Students in years 7 and 8 are placed in one of two parallel bands and are then, within that band, placed in an appropriate class for English, mathematics, science and RE on the basis of their performance in their SATs.

The results of diagnostic tests and of English, maths and spelling tests taken in the spring term of year 6 are also used to determine the best route of study for individual learners.

Students study the following subjects: art, design and technology, drama, English, geography, history, ICT, maths, music, PE, RE, science and Spanish.  Please visit individual subject pages using the menu to find out more.

Students throughout key stage three students will also have additional PSHE, literacy and numeracy lessons in line with national guidelines.

During year 8, students are guided, advised and assessed as to the most appropriate courses to follow at key stage four, which begin in year 9.  Students also experience an 'Industry Day' (whereby we host a multitude of outside providers to run advisory sessions to students and parents) during year 8 to help them to decide the path they should take.

If you request further information regarding your son's course content can you please contact Mr A Edwards on 0151 235 1430 ext 1448.

Bible Quote

“Praise the Lord because he is good.  His faithful love will last forever.”
Psalm 136:1

Word of the Week

Pandemic (noun)

Subject which uses this term: Science, Geography

Meaning: An epidemic that sweeps across continents or the whole world.

For example: "Scientists are working hard to ensure the world does not see another viral pandemic."

Thought for the Week


"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."

2017-18 Options Booklet

Year 7 Prospectus

Year 7 Parents' Handbook

Sixth Form Prospectus

Sixth Form Outlines