The Key Stage 3 Curriculum

KS3 provides the foundation of knowledge for success at KS4.  The aim of KS3 bridge any gaps in knowledge from KS2 into KS3 and to both strengthen and deepen students’ knowledge in specialist subject areas. Students are provided with opportunities to develop their research and analytical skills and to express and articulate their opinions coherently and confidently.

There are twenty five periods per week and each lesson will last for 60 minutes.

In Year 7 pupils will study:

  • Art Introduction
  • Communications
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Personal and Social Education
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Science

Home Learning

Home learning is an important part of the work pupils complete at The Sweyne Park School. It is essential for academic success. Specifically, home learning:

  • Study TimeAdds a substantial amount of study time to a pupil’s education.
  • Independent LearningOffers opportunities for work which is independent of the teacher.
  • ResourcesCan exploit materials and sources of information which are not accessible in the classroom.
  • Work CompletionAllows pupils to complete work started in school.
  • Practise SkillsAllows pupils to practise skills learnt in the classroom.
  • Self ManagementPermits the setting of tasks in accordance with the ability of the pupil.
  • Parental InvolvementStrengthens home-school links enabling parental involvement.
  • Positive HabitsSet on a regular basis, encourages good study habits and ensures that work becomes part of the culture

Show My Homework

In order to assist pupils in managing their time and workload, we use “Show My Homework” for the recording of tasks. This is an online system which can be accessed from the website’s main menu. Pupils and parents/carers are issued with individual log in details. This provides pupils with their own personalised timetable which details all tasks set and how long should be spent on each task. Each task also has a countdown to the deadline to assist pupils in prioritising their work.

Parents and carers are able to view the homework tasks set for their child and are encouraged to engage in supporting this vital aspect of school life.

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