Key Stage 3

Curriculum for Years 7 & 8

The Perins curriculum is designed to allow a two year process for Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and three years for Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11).  During Key Stage 3 our students study a wide assortment of subjects required by the National Curriculum, with a focus on English and Maths.

We offer an additional lesson one day a week in ‘transformational’ learning, which is designed to prepare children for Key Stage 4 and encourages students to develop skills such as reflection, critical thinking, leadership and effective team working.  These are qualities which are invaluable to our students long after he or she has left Perins, either as preparation for further study or to help them along their career path.

Subjects studied at Key Stage 3 broken down into one-hour lesson periods.

Subject Year 7 lessons per week Year 8 lessons per week
English 3 3
Mathematics 3 3
Science 2 2
French 2 2
Design & Technology 2 2
Computing 1 1
Geography 1 1
History 1 2
R.E. 1 1
Art 1 1
Music 1 1
Drama 1 1
P.E 2 2
Transformational Learning 3 hours 2 hours
Personal Development Learning 1 1

Subjects studied at Key Stage 3.