Key Stage 3

Welcome to Key Stage 3

At Swanlea, we have a 3 year (Years 7-9) KS3 curriculum which is broad and balanced in offering all students the opportunity to build their skills and knowledge in a range of subjects.

Our Key Stage 3 Curriculum:

  • Realises our school mission, vision and values ​
  • Has breadth, balance and coherence ​
  • Is ambitious, academic and challenging for all ​
  • Is rigorously constructed and sequenced to enable deep, long- term learning, preparing pupils for the next stage of their education
  • Instils a life-long love of learning, equipping students with powerful knowledge and skills​

Students study the full range of National Curriculum subjects and are taught in mixed ability groupings in all subjects apart from English, Maths and Science, which operate on a setting system from early on in Year 7.

In Year 9 Students continue to study the following subjects at Key Stage 3.  English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Computer Science, Music, Drama & PE, alongside our creative option pathway.  Students select 1 KS 4 subject to study in Years 9 & 10 which is examined at the end of Year 10.  RE also becomes a GCSE course and is examined at the end of Year 10.

We provide additional support for students in Literacy and Numeracy and for those with specific learning or language difficulties from specially trained support and teaching staff.

Paper copies of curriculum and policies can be obtained on request for free.

Key Stage 3 News

Make music in Tower Hamlets (9/9/2022) - The Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) provides opportunities for children and young people to learn a musical instrument and express themselves both in and out of school, … Continue reading Make music in Tower Hamlets
Platform to Talk – new programme launched (9/2/2022) - Platform to Talk – the online discussion-based sessions delivered by the Parental Engagement Team, have just launched a programme for the new academic year. The sessions, provide a safe space … Continue reading Platform to Talk – new programme launched
Keeping Children Safe Online in Year 6 and 7 (9/1/2022) - Towards the end of primary school and the start of secondary school is a time when many children get their first mobile phone and may start to become more active … Continue reading Keeping Children Safe Online in Year 6 and 7

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