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 KS3 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 2017

KS3 Assessment Map

OFQUAL Guide 

Students have timetabled lessons in the following subjects:

English  6 periods 
Mathematics 6 periods
Science 6 periods
Physical Education  4 periods
Geography 3 periods 
History 3 periods
Religious Studies 3 periods
Design & Technology 4 periods
Information Technology 2 periods
Drama 2 periods
Art 2 periods
Music 2 periods
Modern Foreign Languages 6 periods
Personal, Social, Health, Global & Economic Education 1 period
A Guide for Parents


Please select links below

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 is 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, expected levels of progress and Cognitive Ability tests (CATs).


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