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Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7 – Year 9 are collectively referred to as Key Stage 3 (KS3). During KS3, students follow a course of study which provides a broad and balanced range of learning experiences based on the UK National Curriculum but modified for our school’s location, cultural context and values.


The TSIS Key Stage 3 curriculum offers a unique ‘high challenge, low stakes’ learning journey for students. It is designed to complement and work with, not against, the distinct cognitive profile of younger teenagers in Years 7-9. Students are supported in the acquisition and development of a range of higher order thinking skills - analysis, evaluation and innovation during lessons for each subject.

Subject Offerings for KS3 Students:

  • English

  • Mathematics

  • General Science (taught as three separate disciplines - Physics, Chemistry, Biology - from Year 9)

  • Computer Science

  • Humanities (History & Geography)

  • Art

  • PE

  • Additional Languages (Thai + Hindi/Mandarin/Punjabi)

Pastoral Care:  Our academic curriculum is underpinned by a pastoral programme which develops the individual skills necessary for students to make the right decisions, take responsibility for their actions and be globally aware.

Preparation for IGCSE study: From Term 2 of Year 9, students are supported to make decisions about the IGCSE courses they will pursue during Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11).

For further information about our unique Key Stage 3 curriculum and assessment methods, please watch this 20 minute video presentation at the bottom of the page.

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