Curriculum

Key Stage 3
Our Curriculum

Key Stage 3

At Cavendish pupils follow a three-year Key Stage 3 which builds upon the skills and knowledge they have developed in the Primary Phase. The curriculum is broad and balanced so that all pupils, including the most disadvantaged, are well prepared to make informed choices regarding their GCSE choices.

Pupils are taught in a combination of mixed ability and setted groups, dependent upon the subject area. Pupils’ progress is continually monitored and a review of the groupings takes place at the beginning of each term. Individual transfers between groups can be facilitated at any time if the need is identified.

All years follow a Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHEE) programme designed for each particular year group. This contains a wide range of topics and skills including working with others, career choices, study skills, problem solving, drugs education, economic awareness, personal
relationships and sex education.

Year 7

Pupils follow courses in Maths, English, Science, PE, Computer Technology, Design Technology, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, Drama and PSHEE.
All pupils study either French or Spanish. All subjects are initially taught in mixed ability tutor group. As pupils move through the year groupings change to meet the needs of pupils. Click above for more detail on the topics studied in each subject.

Year 8

Pupils continue to follow courses in Maths, English, Science, PE, Computer Technology, Modern Languages, Design Technology, History, Geography, RE, Art, Music, Drama and PSHEE. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups except in Science and Maths where they are set by ability.
At the end of Year 8 pupils have the opportunity to choose to specialise in either Fine Art, Graphics or Photography within the Art department.

Click below for more detail on the topics studied in each subject.

National Performance Tables

Year 9

Pupils continue to follow courses in Maths, English, Science, PE, Computer Technology, Modern Languages, Design Technology, History, Geography, RE, Art (with a specialism in Fine Art, Graphics or Photography), Music, Drama and
PSHEE. Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups except in Science and Maths where they are set by ability.

During Year 9 pupils go through the options process where they choose the subjects that they will focus on for the remainder of their time in the Secondary Phase. This process is supported by the Progress Leader, members of the Senior Leadership Team and form tutors so that pupils can make informed choices which best support their progress.
Click above for more details on the topics studied in each subject.

%

of pupils achieved 9-4 in English.

After School programs

%

of pupils achieved 9-4 in Maths.

Years Established

Celebrating Success

The staff and governors of Cavendish wish to congratulate all of our Year 11 pupils for the fantastic GCSE grades they have achieved this year.

Headteacher, Peter Marchant said, "The grades that our pupils have achieved are a reflection of their hard work throughout their time at the school and they can rightly feel proud of what they have achieved through these  challenging times."