Welcome to Key Stage 3
At Swanlea, we have a three 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.
Students are given a limited range of GCSE option choices at Year 8 and a larger range at the end of Year 9. Students are allowed to choose from GCSE courses in Geography, History, Business Studies or ICT. At the end of Year 9 these choices are reviewed and a full GCSE option process takes place.
Students 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. We provide additional support for students in Literacy and Numeracy for those with specific learning or language difficulties.