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Curriculum: Years 7, 8 & 9

High expectations

We provide a curriculum that is challenging motivating and encourages creativity – in all subjects. We want our students to be active participants in their own learning.  We value high level thinking and learning in and out of the classroom and make our high expectations known and achievable. Those with different abilities are valued and we help to develop their self-esteem.  We help to develop social responsibility within and beyond the school.

Achieving their potential

We aim to ensure that children can progress and achieve their individual potential. The curriculum is the development of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual knowledge and experience.  We aim to provide a secure environment in which all children are encraged to be inquisitive, discuss ideas and listen to each other without fear, over-anxiety or pressure of external tests.  We want to produce confident young people who develop into independent learners.  We work in a partnership between home and school.


Students in Years 7, 8 & 9 at KAS study the following subjects: English Language and Literature, Mathematics, Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, History, Geography, French, Spanish, Art & Design, Drama, Design & Technology, ICT, PE/Games, Music and PSHE, as well as an additional option to study Latin at the end of Year 8.


All students have ‘Choice’ on a Friday afternoon which brings students from Years 7, 8 and 9 together to learn new skills and have an opportunity to do subjects beyond the curriculum. These may include, for example, Photography, Sailing, Film studies, Cooking, Football, Hockey, Song and Dance, Costume, Art project in a special school, or helping in KAS Lower School.

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