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Anthony Gell School

Key Stage 3

Years 7 to 9

In the first three years we introduce students to each aspect of the curriculum to facilitate effective choices later on. We encourage each student to achieve their full potential through an aspirational culture.

 

  The school has 25 one hour lessons each week and operates a two week timetable where the timetable in Week 1 is different from that in Week 2. This means that there are 50 lessons in a fortnight.

 

Year 7

When students enter the school in Year 7 they are placed in mixed ability House based groups for all subjects except for maths, where there is some setting. The Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) we offer are French or German with one being studied in Year 7. We alternate the language each year so if current Year 7 are studying French, then next year’s Year 7 cohort would study German.

Year 7 Curriculum

No. of lessons per fortnight

English

7

Maths

7

Science

6

Humanities (History Geography and RE)

7

MFL

5

Technology

4

PE

4

Art

2

Music

2

Personal and Social Education

2

Computing

2

Dance

1

Drama

1

 Throughout Years 7 extra literacy support is available to students who need it. This is delivered in withdrawal session of half an hour in length.

Year 8

In Year 8 most students begin their second foreign language or an Alternative Pathway (which includes additional Literacy support). Some students continue to receive literacy support via withdrawal sessions of half an hour.

Year 8 Curriculum

No. of lessons per fortnight

English

6

Maths

7

Science

6

History

2 or 3

Geography

2 or 3

RE

2

MFL 1

3

MFL2 or Alternative Pathway

3

Technology

4

PE

4

Art

2

Music

2

Personal and Social Education

2

Computing

2

Dance

1

Drama

1

Year 9

As students move into Year 9 they are set by ability in groups from 1 to 5 for core subjects of English, Maths and Science.

Year 9 Curriculum

No. of lessons per fortnight

English

6

Maths

7

Science

6

History

2 or 3

Geography

2 or 3

RE

2

MFL 1

3

MFL2 or Alternative Pathway

3

Technology

4

PE

4

Art

2

Music

2

Personal and Social Education

2

Computing

2

Dance

1

Drama

1

Additional literacy support is delivered within the Alternative Pathway.

KS3 Course Information

Art

Computer Science

Dance

Drama

English

French

Geography

German

History

Maths

Music

Personal and Social Education ( PSE)

Physical Education ( PE)

Religious Education

Science

Technology