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 SUBJECTSART
COMPUTING & ICT
MEDIA & FILM STUDIES
PHILOSOPHY & ETHICS
RELATIONSHIPS / SEX EDUCATION
The headteacher provides strong leadership to the school. Newly appointed senior leaders have strengthened the school's capacity to improve outcomes for all pupils.
The leadership of teaching is good. The quality of teaching is improving quickly; professional development is a strong feature of the school.
Progress in modern foreign languages is outstanding.
Teachers build strong relationships with pupils to aid learning.
Learners in the sixth form achieve well and the provision is very well led and managed.
The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.
Pupils have an excellent understanding of British values and the nature of life in modern Britain.
The school provides good care and support to pupils. It works effectively with other services to keep vulnerable pupils safe.
Pupils receive high-quality careers guidance and advice.