Key Stage 3 Base
Key Stage 3 Base delivers lessons to students in years 7 & 8 in an accessible and inclusive way. We have two teachers covering these year groups with support staff available to class.
The core subjects of English, Maths and Science are taught daily including cross-curricular links wherever appropriate. Children are also taught humanities subjects (history, geography and RE) art, and music each week. We follow the national curriculum, differentiating objectives where necessary to ensure that we are able to cater for the needs of all the children in our classes. PSHE and careers education is taught for a day each half term.
We are also in the fortunate position to be able to offer the children in key stage 3 off-site education provisions in the form of; a weekly gym session at Blandford leisure centre; a weekly Forest School session and a weekly outdoor education session which has previously included kayaking, climbing, orienteering, horse riding, swimming and trampolining.
Children in key stage 3 are taught lessons based on a primary model whereby they stay with the same teacher for the majority of lessons. We feel that this is important to ensure consistency, stability and a safe place for them to learn and develop both academically and socially.