Key Stage 3



Consolidating the knowledge learnt in Key Stage 1 and 2 our course helps students to apply Maths reasoning to a variety of complex problems including algebra, statistics, probability, ratio and geometry. We improve maths fluency using creative solutions, teaching students to use their understanding of concepts and memory to apply knowledge rapidly and accurately. This helps students to master the fundamentals of Maths. Through reasoning students learn to prove relationships or develop arguments using mathematical language. Our teachers cover a variety of routine and non-routine problems, breaking them down into simpler steps allowing students to persist when seeking solutions.



English is vital for strong communication with others, it is also necessary to understand all national curriculum subjects. Our course challenges students with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction increasing their vocabulary, helping them analyse and critique complicated texts. It improves confidence, helping students effectively express themselves creatively in both fictional and non-fictional writing. We encourage students to look at the patterns, structures, origins and conventions of English to help them to understand how the language works. Analysing stories, poems and plays as well as non-fiction and media texts trains students to start thinking critically for their English GCSEs. Students develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing which are useful academically and to progress in the future as citizens and employees.



Students are taken through a wide range of theories to help them understand a variety of concepts. This broadens their knowledge of the application, implications and practice of science. Alongside this historical and contemporary developments are discussed showing how science is spreading into all areas of life. Topics studied include living organisms, Material cycles and energy, Genetics and evolution, motion and forces and materials. Finally, the creativity and innovation of science is highlighted as important and these are examined as vital skills for success in today’s workplace.