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Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)

The curriculum is timetabled in a ten-day cycle of 50 one hour lessons. On joining the school in Year 7 students are placed in one of two populations, Arks or Royals. These groups are of equal size and represent the full ability range.

For registration and pastoral purposes, a population is further divided into four mixed-ability tutor groups, each under the care of a Form Tutor. The members of a tutor group will be in the same House.

In years 7 to 9 (Key Stage 3), all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum. A tutorial programme (Learning 4 Life) supports students' personal development.

For more information about how students’ progress will be measured at KS3, please click here for the Flight Path Progress information booklet

For information about individual subjects at KS3 (including Intent Statements, Learning Journeys, and Flight Path Grade Descriptors) please refer to the Individual Subjects page. 

The KS3 curriculum at The Howard embodies, builds upon, and enriches the National Curriculum. Please use the link to cross reference Howard Learning Journeys (available through our Individual Subjects page) with the National Curriculum in each subject.