Key Stage 3 Curriculum
At Battle Abbey School we are proud of the academic rigour and breadth of the curriculum offered at Key Stage 3. Small class sizes and the opportunity for our highly skilled teachers to develop programmes of study that can allow each student to make superb progress in a tailored curriculum whilst retaining the best aspects of the National Curriculum.
The overall balance of the curriculum allows each student to experience a wide range of subjects, developing many skills and a knowledge base suitable to tackle GCSEs and beyond. The subject areas which will be studied throughout the whole of Key Stage 3 are English, Mathematics, Science, Music, Art, Drama, History, Geography, Religious Studies and Computing. In addition all students will study Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish). PE and Games are also important curriculum offerings with many opportunities to join in with school sports. Latin is also offered as an enrichment option for more able linguists.
Educating the ‘whole child’ is also embedded within both the core curriculum and extra-curricular clubs and societies. There is a PSHE programme and an awareness of issues surrounding careers is provided even at this early stage. There is a flourishing range of clubs and societies available to Key Stage 3 students and all Year 7 and 9 pupils have a bonding experience.
In summary, Key Stage 3 at Battle Abbey School is a challenging, rewarding and exciting experience that focuses on each child as an individual. As students reflect upon their time at the Abbey when they leave the Sixth Form it is often these formative years that they reminisce fondly about as they reap the rewards of the good foundations that these experiences have laid.
Philip Usher – Deputy Head