• KS3

Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Booklet 2016-7

The Curriculum – in brief

Welling School is a Specialist Arts School.  All students follow a broad and balanced curriculum as part of the National Curriculum.  The school’s curriculum consists of a one week timetable of 25, sixty minute lessons a week, which allows for setting in Maths, Science and English, with mixed ability teaching in all other subject areas. All Students are encouraged to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities.

PSHE and Citizenship are taught weekly in tutor time and also across the curriculum with key issues being covered in many different subject areas.  We also have regular assemblies and extended assemblies led by external speakers. 

Year 7
All students study English, Maths, Science, Music, Drama, Art, Humanities (History & Geography), Philosophy & Ethics, Computer Science, Design Technology and Physical Education. 

As a specialist Art School, Year 7 students have access to innovative enhanced curriculum; SciArt and Canon.  SciArt lessons are taken by art teachers in art classrooms, but the topics and areas covered are taken from the Science curriculum. Canon develops key literacy skills through the teaching of Art History by art teachers.

Year 8
All students study English, Maths, Science, Music, Drama, Art, Humanities (History & Geography), Philosophy & Ethics, Computer Science, Design Technology and Physical Education. In place of SciArt and Canon lessons are additional lessons in Science and English.

Year 9
All students study English, Maths, Science, Music, Drama, Art, Humanities (History & Geography), Philosophy & Ethics, Computer Science, Design Technology and Physical Education.  Year 9 students are involved in a variety of different activities, in conjunction with Greenwich University, which support option choices and academic pathways.

Gifted & Talented
Our most able students are challenged through differentiated tasks in the classroom and extended homework.  Extra-curricular opportunities are available for our most able students, including The Brilliant Club and a programme of master classes for Art Scholars and music lessons for Music Scholars.

SEAN
Students with special educational and additional needs are supported in lesson through differentiated work and sometimes support from an Intervention Assistant. The learning Zone offers curriculum withdrawal for targeted students and small group intervention, such as ‘Rapid Reading’.

The curriculum leaders at Welling School are Ms Silcox (Deputy Headteacher) and Ms Major (Director of Learning).  If you have any questions regarding the curriculum should be sent via email to: 


silcoxj@wellingschool-tkat.org
majorm@wellingschool-tkat.org


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