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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Tottington High school is committed to a curriculum that:

  • Supports pupils to achieve their full potential and to become well rounded, caring individuals, with the skills, attributes, qualifications and experiences to prepare them for their and our futures
  • Supports pupils to become successful learners who enjoy learning; make good progress and achieve excellence.
  • Supports pupils to become successful learners who are resilient, reflective and respectful

 

At Tottington High School all students study a full range of subjects, which provide an essential basis from which to make their choice in later years.

The subjects studied offer a wide and varied experience of skills and content. Some of these subjects will be new, while others are a continuation of areas already studied in the Primary Schools.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum, choosing during year nine some of the subjects they wish to specialise in for their GCSEs and other relevant courses in years 10 and 11.

Subjects covered include: Art, Technology, English, French or German, Geography, Computing, History, Mathematics, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Religious Education and Science.

The course in Technology involves elements of Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles, and Food Technology which enables all students to sample a full range of problem-solving and design activities.

More information for each of the different subjects can be found on the individual subject pages.

Sex Education, with particular reference to the physical and biological changes associated with adolescence, is given in years 7 and 8, as part of the Science courses as part of the tutor program.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students are placed in sets within different subject areas.

Homework is set throughout the school in accordance with School Policy.

At Key Stage 3, all pupils will have maths homework on a Monday, English on Tuesday and Science on a Wednesday.

Thursday will be a vocabulary homework. These may be from any subject and will cover key words/definitions/spellings.

Additionally other subjects may choose to set homework, such as project work or preparation for assessments.

For curriculum enquiries, please contact:
Miss E Guirguis, Deputy Head Teacher.

CONTACT DETAILS

Tottington High School
Laurel Street,
Tottington,
Bury.
Lancashire, BL8 3LY.

T: 01204 882327
E: tottington@bury.gov.uk

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