Key Stage 3

We pride ourselves on delivering a curriculum across all key stages that provides for all abilities, challenging the most able and developing skills and talents for all groups of students. Through creative, inspirational teaching our students are able to home in on their strengths and develop skills in areas where they may be less confident. This enables all students to achieve their very best.

Students entering Year 7 follow a common curriculum in all ability groups for the majority of subjects.

Year 7 and Year 8 - Key Stage 3 curriculum overview

English

 Food, Nutrition and Textiles

 Art

Mathematics

 Geography

 Drama

Science

 History

 Music

Computing

 Two languages in Year 7 and one in Year 8

 Philosophy and Religious studies

  • At the end of Year 7 our students choose their Key Stage 4 language.
  • At the end of Year 8 our students choose their options which they study at Key Stage 4.

Your daughter will also study Personal, Social, Citizenship, Health and Economic Education (PSCHEE) once a week with her tutor group. She will also have access to an enriching range of co-curricular clubs and independent careers guidance lessons and events.

‘The curriculum meets the students’ needs extremely well by providing a very wide
range of highly positive experiences and rich opportunities for high quality learning.’

Ofsted

After Key Stage 3 the vast majority of students will study the English Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4. This is a curriculum that includes English, mathematics, science a chosen humanities and modern foreign language option. In addition to this each student will chose 2 other ‘option’ subjects. I

After Key Stage 4 our students move on to our very highly successful Sixth Form where they will study four subjects at AS Level in Year 12 and three subjects in Year 13, after which the majority of the students move on to university.

If you would like more information on our board and balance curriculum please contact Mr Robinson by emailing schooloffice@bentleywood.harrow.sch.uk