Key Stage 3
An Outstanding Learning Experience. Every student at St Mary’s is encouraged to be aspirational in their outlook and are given opportunities to achieve their full potential both academically and socially.
Students follow a vibrant and stimulating curriculum that includes a strong focus on the teaching of the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, and offers an extensive variety of courses and learning experiences. These ensure that progress is rapid and learning is optimised.
The range of accredited courses and learning opportunities offered to students include:
- Study pathways leading to GCSE, AS and A2 level qualifications
- Vocational courses
- Specialist qualifications e.g. LAMDA, graded Music examinations and GCSE / A Levels in community languages
- Collaborative links to local colleges and universities
- Opportunities for Professional Learning Placements
Full details of our Key Stage 3 curriculum are outlined in the Subject Curriculum Maps below:
Fieldwork, offsite visits and an extensive programme of enrichment activities are used to ensure learning is inspiring and relevant. Activities that stretch, support and challenge provide all students with opportunities for practice, performance and application of their learning.
Students at St Mary’s are well prepared for life long success and opportunities are taken regularly to recognise this and celebrate their achievements.
Year 9 into 10 Information