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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum follows the guidelines set out in the Revised Curriculum for Northern Ireland. In Years 8, 9 and 10 classes are streamed according to information provided by their Primary School (Year 8) and the child’s performance in class, assessments and examinations (Years 9 and 10). Classes will follow the same programme of study across the year, the pace and depth of the content may vary according to the ability level of the class.

Number of periods per week

Subject

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

English

6

6

6

Maths

6

6

6

Science

5

5

5

French

5*

5*

5*

Geography

4

4

4

History

4

4

4

Home Economics

3

3

3

Technology and Design

3

3

3

Religious Studies

3

3

3

Physical Education

3

3

3

Art and Design

2

3

3

Music

2

2

2

Computers

1

-

-

Citizenship

1

1

1

Employability

1

1

1

Form Period (PD**)

1

1

1

Total

50

50

50

* There may be slight variations between classes.

** Personal Development

Notes

  • Students in the LSC follow the same programme.
  • Year 8 pupils will receive an interim report on their child’s progress in November.
  • Staff set and mark internal examinations and the outcomes are reported to parents in February and June.
  • We use ongoing ‘tracking’ assessments, with six marks recorded each year, two of which will be the January and June exams. These assessments allow us to ensure each child is progressing and to offer additional support when required.