Key Stage 3 (KS3) outlines a three-year programme of study which runs through Years 7, 8 and 9. The aim of KS3 is to focus on the practical development of the skills needed to develop our students to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve; become confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives; and responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
The Curriculum is studied by all students at Key Stage 3 comprises: English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, Information Technology, Bahasa May and another Modern Foreign Language (unless EAL), History, Geography, Art, Music, Drama, Physical Education and PSHE.
Assessment of students’ work and progress takes place in lessons in an on-going manner both formally and informally. Students’ progress within a subject is monitored and measured against their potential which is determined by the data received on intake and any other forms of objective testing that take place during the key stage.
Assessment can take place in many ways throughout the year, including:
- Teacher marking of class and homework
- Self-marking and peer marking of students’ work
- Tests completed in formal conditions
- Assessments completed in lessons and/or homework
- Examinations at the end of a module, year or Key Stage
Students are encouraged to be a part of the process, to reflect and learn from all assessment experiences in order to improve knowledge, skills and understanding.