Key Stage 3 applies to pupils aged 11–14 in school years 7, 8 and 9.
At this stage the curriculum is delivered through Areas of Learning organised as subjects and taught by subject specialists. Leading on from the focus on child-centred learning at primary school, pupils’ experiences now also include more enquiry-based, problem-centred, and decision-making activities.
At Key Stage 3, Science is taught with greater depth and is often taught separately as Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The English course for Key Stage 3 is split into: Reading, Writing, Language, Speaking and Listening.
The Aims are for all students to: Read easily, fluently and with good understanding, Develop the habit of reading widely and often, Acquire a wide vocabulary and an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic
conventions and Write clearly, accurately and coherently.
The Mathematics course consists of: Numbers, Algebra,Ratio, proportion and rate of change, Geometry and Measures, Probability and Statistics.
The Aims are for all students to: Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and Solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine
problems with increasing sophistication.
The Science course consists of: Biology, Chemistry, Working scientifically and Physics.
The Aims are for all students to: Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding , Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and Be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science.
A maximum of 5 children are in a class at any time, to ensure that each child is given a focused, tailored learning experience.
We have progress tests every two months, from which we provide feedback to parents and tailor the continued learning of the children.
All content at Talent Pool Academy is aligned to the National Curriculum, to help your child achieve the best results they can. We have our own textbooks made by expert teachers, which are regularly updated to be in line with the National Curriculum.
Our lessons are for 1 hour for each subject every week.
Every two months we hold progress test, from which we provide feedback to parents and tailor the child’s continued learning.
Children who perform well in these tests are awarded with certificates and trophies are given to those who performed exceptionally. This motivates children to either continue to work hard, or in the case of those who didn’t win; motivate them to work harder.