Key Stage 2 is a phase of our curriculum that spans two sections of the school: the Primary and the Secondary.
We bring Year 6 students into the Secondary School to offer them learning opportunities which prepare them for KS3 and beyond. In doing so students have the benefit of having the care of a class teacher whilst also using the specialist facilities provided by Art, Design Technology, Science and ICT on the Secondary campus. The year 6 class teacher is responsible for teaching Maths, English, Science and Humanities and teachers from the Secondary faculty cover other subjects. There are also new subjects taught in year 6: Modern Foreign Languages and DT. The introduction of new subjects and Secondary School teaching spaces is a pivotal part of the transition process between primary and secondary.
The pastoral and academic care of year 6 is managed by a head of year, in this case Ms. Elvins. Each class has a tutor who registers students in the morning and guides them through the year in matters relating to homework, attendance, punctuality uniform, behaviour & academic progress.
We strongly encourage students to become involved in extra-curricular activities as it helps to build a sense of community and can also open up new friendship groups.
The UK KS2 programme of studies for English, Maths, Science and Humanities are completed in year 6. Internal assessments in English and Maths are taken regularly throughout the year and during the summer term complete externally marked assessments in these subjects. These give students and parents a clear idea of attainment as they embark on the KS3 programme in Year 7.
More detailed information on each aspect of the curriculum can be found in the Curriculum handbook for years 6-9.