Emma Hookins
Brief information

In Key Stage 3, we build on the subjects taught in Key Stage 2 and provide learners with opportunities to broaden their skills, knowledge, and experiences. We aim to support learners in making their own decisions and building their self-confidence and self-esteem. Maths, English, PSHE and PE remain as core subjects, which prepare learners to apply their skills and knowledge in Key Stage 4. Termly themes allow learners to develop their character, interests, and skills. We place an increased focus on PSHE in Key Stage 3, with learners having the opportunity to learn about relationships and sex, health and wellbeing, and living in the wider community. We also aim to broaden learners' understanding of online safety, money awareness, and careers education, linking their learning to real-life situations. Additionally, we encourage learners to develop critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities by providing opportunities for group work and projects. There is a clear emphasis on developing learners to become effective communicators. We also promote the development of digital skills, encouraging learners to use technology in innovative ways to support their learning. Through our Key Stage 3 curriculum, we aim to foster a love of learning and provide learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the future.