The curriculum in Identity for Life (KS3)
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
In Identity for Life (KS3), pupils are taught through the pre formal, semi formal or formal curriculum dependent upon their needs. The formal curriculum is an adapted and modified National Curriculum which is accessible, meaningful and relevant to all pupils. Every lesson is planned to be challenging, enjoyable and successful for each pupil and there are many opportunities for practical hands-on activities and visits to ensure that learning is fun! Great emphasis is placed upon personal/social development, building self-esteem, self-confidence, promoting independence and being sensitive to the needs of others whilst growing to understands themselves.
Pupils are divided into class groups dependent upon their learning style which provides them with continuity and a nurturing environment. Most subjects are taught by class teachers in the classroom although pupils are taught by Specialist teachers in Drama, Art, Music and Bushcrast. There are opportunities for pupils to integrate across the classes throughout the week.
A house point system is operated in the Secondary department. Pupils all enjoy gaining house points throughout the week and attending a special assembly on a Monday when the winning house for the week is announced and a ‘pupil of the week’ certificate is presented by each class (pre-covid).
Planning is on a three year rolling topic basis and each class base their work on the key stage topic regardless of the curriculum they are on. School trips and outside agencies are used to support the topics.
1 2020 – 2021
Charities and Helping Others
Evolution and Inheritance
Measly Middle Ages
Life in Wartime
Our Community- England
Health for Life