At Key Stage 3, your child’s initial ability group is determined by their performance in their Maths and English exams at Key Stage 2. This is reviewed at regular intervals depending on your child’s performance during Key Stage 3.
The school operates a 50-period two-week timetable (25 periods per week). There are 5 periods per day (4 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon).
There is a 20-minute break in the morning between periods 2 and 3. Lunchtime is 50 minutes.
Year 7, 8 and 9 are split into ‘sides’ – Inspire (I) and Excel (E) and each half has six groups. The sides are equal in terms of ability. There common groups for English, the Humanities subjects and common groups for Maths, Science, Languages and Music. The ‘practical’ block of subjects includes Design Technology, Art, Drama, Computing, Personal Development.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. For more information on the five-year curriculum in each subject, please look at our long-term plans for each curriculum area.
Year 7, 8 and 9 students at The Radclyffe School have lessons in all of the following subjects:
Click here to see more information on the curriculum at The Radclyffe School.
You can also view our curriculum diagram here.