Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Key Stage 3 applies to pupils aged 11–14 in school years 8, 9 and 10.
At this stage the curriculum is delivered through Areas of Learning organised as subjects and taught by subject specialists. Pupils’ experiences also include more enquiry-based, problem-centred, and decision-making activities.
This programme of study at KS3 reflects the requirements of the NI Curriculum, falling into nine areas of learning:
- English and Literacy
- Mathematics and Financial Capabilities
- The Arts (Art and Design, Music and Drama)
- Environment and Society (History and Geography)
- Learning for Life and Work (Personal Development, Local & Global Citizenship, Employability and Home Economics)
- Modern Languages (French)
- Physical Education
- Science and Technology
- Religious Education
This KS3 curriculum is delivered through the use of a wide range of teaching and learning strategies which employ independent, paired and group work. Across all learning areas, pupils are encouraged to develop their skills in problem solving, self-management, managing information and working with others.