Key Stage 3

Forest Hall School offers a broad curriculum. The Forest Hall curriculum enables any student to pursue either an academic or high quality vocational pathway. Through high expectations, expert teaching and targeted intervention, all students will be able to achieve. Timetabled lessons are enhanced by a varied and motivational enrichment programme, creating a wellrounded educational experience for all students.

Key Stage 3

  • Key Stage 3 (Years 7 & 8) comprises 5 x 60 minute lessons per day. In addition to the Core Subjects, students are taught History, Geography, RE, Modern Languages, Computer science/computing, Art, Design & Technology, PE and PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Economic education) and SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural education).
  • At Key Stage 3 there are a wealth of enrichment courses and clubs offered each day before and after school. At Forest Hall Key Stage 3 students are expected to attend at least one club per week whilst KS4 students attend Study Clubs as directed by their teachers and/or determined by their particular work demands throughout the year.
  • In addition we have Saturday School and Holiday School for students to further support their learning. These mainly take place in KS4 but KS3 students will have an opportunity to take part in these.


Subject Skills developed Scheme of Work Overview
Art Drawing, painting, 3D design/sculpture, printing textiles, graphics, mixed media, artist analysis, literacy and numeracy. Click here
Computing  Key Computing concepts such as logical thinking, sequencing, selection, loops, variables and algorithms. Click here
Drama Students will develop skills in devising, performance and appreciation; learning how to create plays building on drama techniques for performance. Click here
DSU Students will develop their literacy skills. Click here
English Basics of spelling, punctuation and grammar; Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening. Click here


Students will develop knowledge of locations, places, processes, environments and different scales. They will apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate geographical information. They will be able to use a variety of geographical skills and techniques to investigate questions and issues. 

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Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of events, individuals and time. They will be able to apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate historical sources. In addition, they will be able to apply knowledge and understanding to interpret, analyse and evaluate historical interpretations.

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Using and Applying Mathematics is covered by problem solving tasks.

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Students will learn how to understand and express themselves in a foreign language building up language through words, sentences and paragraphs. They will work predominantly in the present tense and start to work in another tense towards the end of the year.

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Staying in time, performing in groups (including singing), manipulating musical elements, and aural recognition of elements. Notation, pattern recognition, melodic/rhythmic dictation. Composing patterns/motifs, performing individually, following set patterns, rhythmic accuracy.

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Games skills, tactics, and knowledge of rules in all areas. Basic movement and technique. Aspects of personal fitness to aid improvement.

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Focus on descriptive and exploratory development and evidencing opinion.

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Literacy, Numeracy and Working Scientifically.

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