Key Stage 3
Key Stage 3 is an exciting time for pupils attending Woodlands Meed. Pupils either move up from our primary department or join Woodlands Meed as a new pupil in KS3.
English and Maths lessons are taught in the mornings as evidence shows this is the best time for concentration. The full national curriculum including Religious Education is offered, and is adapted to the pace and learning style of each group. KS3 is the link between primary school practice and moving on to our College site, so we teach independence and social skills as well as academic lessons throughout KS3.
Pupils start in a class where they have a team of staff for most lessons, however they will gradually become expected to move around the building more than in the primary department and also will be taught by different staff for specialist subjects. They will remain with their class teacher for much of Year 7.
As pupils get older and more mature they may be expected to complete regular homework, especially if they are likely to take GCSE examination courses during KS4.
Additionally, some pupils may attend a residential visit during KS3 or take part in an Activities Week in the summer term.
We offer Forest school to all pupils during the year and focus on prompting life skills through this outdoor experience.