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.

LIST OF SUBJECTS

ART
BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTING & ICT
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
DRAMA
ENGLISH
FOOD TECHNOLOGY
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
LAW
MATHEMATICS
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
MUSIC
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PSYCHOLOGY
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
SCIENCES
SOCIOLOGY
SPANISH