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Key Stage 3

In Years 7, 8 and 9, pupils are taught in stage not age groupings. 

Pupils have access to core subjects and a number of additional National Curriculum subjects. 

The curriculum supports turnaround delivery, allows access back into a mainstream setting and supports movement to other provisions.

In KS3, the following subjects are delivered:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Digital Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Humanities
  • Personal Finance 

We want all pupils to thrive in their studies. To achieve this fundamental objective, the KS3 curriculum is designed to cover subjects and topics that are in line with those offered in mainstream schools. The purpose of this is

  • to allow pupils to acquire the necessary knowledge for the different subjects;
  • to support pupils in transitioning between the commissioning school, Derby Pride Academy and the next stage of their education;
  • to enable pupils to function outside of the classroom.

All lessons incorporate a focus to improve standards of Literacy through reading and learning of key vocabulary. Within lessons, personalisation supports all pupils in accessing the same core content so they feel included and invested in learning about important topics which have been carefully chosen to expand their knowledge beyond the school environment.

The KS3 curriculum ensures all pupils are ready for their future education – whether this is to return to mainstream or move on to a provision more suited to their individual needs.

All staff aim to enrich pupils’ experience of education and actively promote positive engagement. There is a rapid and expert identification of barriers to learning - this assessment and knowledge is used to identify strategies to support pupils in accessing all areas of the curriculum. Teaching staff also help pupils to discover individual learning styles in different contexts, further assisting in over-coming barriers once faced in previous settings.

A strong emphasis is placed on Personal Development in order to enable pupils to communicate with others effectively. This develops confidence in each individual’s ability and promotes higher self-esteem.

Small groups, targeted extraction and 1:1 mentoring allows pupils to reflect on their work and set their own targets for future development whilst ensuring they enjoy their studies.

Should you wish to find out more about the curriculum Derby Pride Academy is following, please contact Mrs E Hopkinson (Curriculum)
who will be able to provide you with the relevant information.