Key Stage 3

The aim of our  KS3 Curriculum is to  “Inspire and Engage”.

At St John Bosco Arts College we believe that all our students are special, have individual talents and can achieve success.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7 to 9), we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to offer every child the opportunity to maximise their potential.  In so doint the curriculm at St John Bosco Arts College follows the requiremnts of the National Curriculum (2014) but also offers bespoke provision with an emphasis upon the arts.

The coherent curriculum builds on young people’s experiences from the primary phase and helps all young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, and responsible citizens.

Specifically our Key Stage 3 Experience aims to:

  • Support and nurture all young people
  • Achieve high standards and encourage progress
  • Develop independent learners
  • Challenge and motivate
  • Encourage aspiration, ambition and participation
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding in a range of subjects and initiatives

The Key Stage 3 Programmes of Study and Curriculum are set out by the National Curriculum but at St John Bosco Arts College we aim to develop personalised learning programmes for individual students in response to specific need and ability.

At Year 7,8 and 9 all students will study:

  • English
  • English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish)
  • Physical Education and Games
  • Technology: Food Technology and Textiles
  • Art and Design
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing

Students are placed in sets according to their abilities in many subjects. Levels of attainment provided by the primary schools and our own early baseline assessment data, allows us to place students in appropriate groups and teaching and learning to be tailored to the needs of individuals.

KS3 Contacts


·         PPC Year 7 : Mrs Smith

·         PPC Year 8 : Mrs McDonnell

·         PPC Year 9 : Miss McNeil

·         Key Stage Manager Year 7 and 8 Miss Aldridge (Assistant Headteacher)

·         Key Stage Manager Year 9 Mrs Roberts (Deputy Head)