Key Stage 3

Years 7, 8 and 9

KS3 Curriculum

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 in the presentations below. Please also find the Key Stage 3 assessment map which details how each department will assess students against the bands to track and report to parents.

KS3 Revision Strategies presentation 2021 
(select link)

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



Year 9 Options 2021-2023

Options Presentation Evening

Options Booklet

Overview of the Key Stage 4 Curriculum

English Baccalaureate (EBACC)

Teaching and Learning @ Edgbarrow - a guide

GCSE Information

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 Maths, 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