Key Stage 3 overview
All students follow the National Curriculum. The Key Stage 3 curriculum includes Art, Computing, Drama, English, Geography, History, Maths, Languages, Music, Society and Ethics, PE, Science and Technology.
Students at Wolfreton complete their Key Stage 3 in 2 years, to enable a more personalised approach to their curriculum when they reach Year 9.
In Year 8 students are placed on personalised pathways according to their potential and current progress. Within each pathway students make option choices suited to their individual interests.
A key feature of the curriculum at Wolfreton is the programme of Deep Learning Days, where all Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students complete a different learning programme for the day. This enables students to focus in depth on a particular subject or learning activity and gives a greater opportunity for the development of personal learning and thinking skills. Four Deep Learning Days are delivered across the school (Years 7-11) and are dedicated to the delivery of PSHEE. Six days are curriculum days, designed to enhance learning in different subjects.
PSHEE covers aspects of personal and social development, health, sex and economic education, as well as developing the personal, social and moral education of students. This is also delivered in part through the subject curriculum in PE, Maths, Science, Humanities and Drama, and on Deep Learning Days.
Citizenship is also delivered through other subjects such as Society and Ethics, History and Geography.