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Curriculum, Enrichment & Assessment - Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8)

KEY STAGE 3 CURRICULUM

In Key Stage 3 (the first two years at Lutterworth College - Year 7 & Year 8) we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that aims to provide students with a range of experiences across a variety of subjects. Our Key Stage 3 curriculum for all students covers English, Maths, Science, Computing, Technology, Art, Music, Drama, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, Physical Education, Religious Education; and PSHE which is delivered by College mentors.

Within KS3 there is a strong foundation built on Core subjects with Maths, English & Science subjects represented strongly as well as 4 hours of Physical Education per fortnight (which will continue through to Year 11).

All subjects studied by students at Key Stage 3 (Year 7 & Year 8) lead on to the wide range of courses we offer at GCSE and A-Level and thus enables a seamless progression through to Key Stage 4 and Post 16. We are very proud of the wide range of subjects we offer and we are committed to maintaining a broad choice for our students as an 11-19 College.

During Year 8 students will be able to choose their optional subjects for Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11) that will lead onto GCSE qualifications. Further details on this process and the GCSE options booklet can be found on our Key Stage 4 Curriculum & Assessment page.

In 2017-18, our KS3 curriculum is represented as follows: 

Core Subjects

Subjects

Typical hours per subject

(per 2-week cycle) 

English

 English Language & English Literature

 8

Maths

 Mathematics

 8

Science

 Biology, Chemistry & Physics

 

 6

PE

Core Physical Education

 

 4

Foundation subjects

 

 

 Global:              Geography (4)                     History (4)           Religious St. (1)  

                        

Technical:         Design Technology (3)      Computing (2)     MFL (4)

 

Creativity:        Performing Arts (2)            Music (2)              Art (2)

       

 

24

 (individual subject hours in brackets)

  

From September 2018 the Key Stage 3 Curriculum for Year 7 (rolling through into Year 8) will slightly alter (for some Foundation subjects) to the following:

 

Core Subjects

 Subjects

Typical hours per subject

(per 2-week cycle)

 

English

English Language & English Literature

8

Maths

 Mathematics

 8

Science

Biology, Chemistry & Physics

 

 6

PE

 Core Physical Education

 

4

Foundation subjects

 

 

 Global:              Geography (3)                     History (3)           Religious St. (2)  

                        

Technical:         Design Technology (3)      Computing (3)     MFL (4)

 

Creativity:        Performing Arts (2)            Music (2)              Art (2)

       

 

 24

 (individual subject hours in brackets)

KEY STAGE 3 ENRICHMENT

Some of the enrichment activities for students in Year's 7 & 8 that supplement the classroom curriculum are as follows:

Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Sport Ambassadors

 

Volunteering Programme

 

Arts Award

 

Adventure Award

 

Sports Teams

 

School Productions

 

Student Leadership

 

Student Voice

 

Honours (AGT) Programme

 

KEY STAGE 3 ASSESSMENT

At Lutterworth College KS3 we have developed an assessment and reporting policy that focuses on each individual student, so that they can be best supported to achieve high levels of progress.  Each subject has designed a long term curriculum plan that maps out the knowledge, skills and understanding required to be successful in a subject.

On entry to Lutterworth College students are given a progress pathway based on their prior attainment at Primary school.  Based on this pathway they are set an individual target for that year; they need to achieve this target grade by the end of the year to maintain this pathway.  In order for each student to make expected progress they will need to develop and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and understanding in each subject that are relevant to that pathway by the end of the academic year.  A student’s progress is monitored and assessed throughout the academic year and reported home on 3 occasions spread across the school year.