KEY STAGE 3 (YEARS 7 to 9)

In order to implement our curriculum vision, our curriculum teams have carefully mapped the knowledge and skills students are required to master. It is, however, important to us that the Year 7 to 9 curriculum is more than preparation for Key Stage 4. We give more curriculum time to Humanities and Modern Foreign Languages than many schools as we wish to encourage a high proportion of pupils to pursue the English Baccalaureate pathway beyond Year 8. Students in Year 7 study either German or Spanish. Students in Year 8 have been studying 2 languages and will continue to do so until the end of Year 8 when they will choose which language to continue. Should you have any questions regarding Key Stage 3, please contact Mr Vasey at [email protected].

Subject Number of Hours Per Week
  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Art 1 1 1
Drama 1 1 1
English 4 4 4
French 0 0

2 (note that students have opted for a language)

Geography 2 2 2
German 2 (note that students study either German or Spanish) 2 (note that students study two languages) 2 (note that students have opted for a language)
History 2 2 2
IT 1 1 1
Maths 4 4 4
Music 1 1 1
PE 2 2 2
RE 1 1 1
Science 3 3 3
Spanish 2 (note that students study either Spanish or German) 2 (note that students study two languages) 2 (note that students have opted for a language)

 

Throughout all the key stages at Guiseley School subject curriculums are enriched with PSHE strands that help to develop students and raise their self-awareness. The programme covers key topics such as; careers and next steps, personal and online safety, fundamental British values, healthy lifestyle choices and key aspects of citizenship as well as providing opportunities to extend learning. Where elements of PSHE do not fit within the curriculum they are delivered in discrete sessions to classes or year groups.