Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 and 9

KS3 Curriculum Changes

Students will follow national guidelines throughout Key Stage 3 to support and prepare them for their Key Stage 4 courses. The school operates a banding system of 1-9 (9 being the highest band). Students will be given a target based on their Key Stage 2 scores and baseline assessments on arrival at Edgbarrow. The bandings can be found in the department/subject areas of the website. The band they are awarded at the end of the Key Stage is intended to be indicative of the grade they may achieve at GCSE. Further details can be found on the presentations below. Please also find the Key Stage 3 assessment map which details how each department will assess students against the bands in order to track and report to parents.

Parents Curriculum Evening Presentation - Sept 2018

KS3 Assessment Map


Students have timetabled lessons, showing periods taught per fortnight in the following subjects:


Design & Technology



Modern Foreign Languages



Computer Science and I.T.



Physical Education

Religious Studies



2 periods

4 periods

2 periods

6 periods

6 periods

3 periods

3 periods

2 periods

6 periods

2 periods

4 periods

3 periods

6 periods

1 period

A Guide for Parents

Please select links below

Year 7

GCSE Options Information

Teaching and Learning @ Edgbarrow - a guide

Specific information about each subject can be found on the department areas of the school website.

The school operates a two-week timetable, with 5 periods of 1 hour each day.

The majority of subjects are taught by mixed ability, however, there are settings in Math, Science, and Languages.  We use a range of data to assist in the tracking and monitoring of students progress and to assist in the setting.  These include Key Stage 2 performance and expected levels of progress.

Any questions with regards to the Curriculum at Edgbarrow School,
please do not hesitate to email [email protected].