Key Stage Three at GFS

Key Stage 3

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow the National Curriculum for England. The Curriculum Maps on this page are designed to help parents and students understand the content covered in each subject at Key Stage 3. The GFS Curriculum Maps allow you to track your child’s progress through each of their subjects as the term develops. These valuable documents will enable you to be a part of your child’s learning journey and further support learning at home. By knowing what your child will be taught each week in advance provides you with an opportunity to help your child plan their work, research wider around each subject area and become more organised.

 

KS3 Curriculum Information Core

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Hannah Monk

Head of Key Stage 3

Meet The Head of Key Stage 3

I am thrilled to have taken on the Head of KS3 role. In the UK I have a wealth of experience working in this area and as a dedicated practitioner I endeavor to ensure students have the tools to access a high quality curriculum, whereby they surpass their potential.

 

Explore the Key Stage Three Programme

(Year 7 to Year 9)

  • Course Structure

    Key Subjects

    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Arabic (for Arabic speakers)
    • Arabic (for non-Arabic speakers)
    • Islamic Studies (for Muslim students)
    • UAE Social Studies

    Other Subjects

    • Computing
    • Humanities (History and Geography)
    • Moral Education
    • French
    • PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) – for Non Muslim students
    • Physical Education
    • Art
    • Music
  • Pedagogy

    At GEMS Founders School, we recognise entering Key Stage 3, is a pivotal moment in a child’s school life. Our mission is to ensure learners are fully prepared and ready to take a step up with independent learning, curriculum content and application of knowledge. To ensure this transition process is seamless, during the second half of Year 6, we start to engage learners in early content ranging from teacher introductions to question and answer opportunities, as well as secondary taster lessons. This enables learners to feel more confident and familiar with the secondary environment early on.

    The curriculum in Key Stage 3 is designed to facilitate learners to grow independently, with the presence of hard work and perseverance. Curriculum content in core and non-core subjects frequently links to iGCSE standards to prepare learners for choosing their options and beginning the courses upon moving into Key Stage 4. Lessons are all pitched at curriculum standard within the Key Stage, allowing learners to develop application, analytical and meta-thinking skills in all subjects. Importantly, teachers also always offer the opportunity for challenge and tailor learning where support is needed. 

    In Key Stage 3, along with the rest of the secondary school, we assess frequently during lessons each day. Deep marking in core subjects takes place once every two weeks allowing learners to respond and build on the foundations of their work. Progress checks take place frequently in Key Stage 3, whereby the class teacher takes into consideration progress over time to accumulate a milestone of the level the learner is working at.

    Much like entering the Key Stage, learners are also supported and given detailed advice and guidance when in Year 9 to prepare for moving on into Key Stage 4. This is conducted through a steady process of parent-student option and information evenings, as well as one to one advice from older student mentors and heads of department about iGCSE courses. Particularly in Year 9, the curriculum reflects the standard expected in Key Stage 4, thus setting our learners up to further their success and surpass their potential when eventually taking their examinations at a later stage in their educational journey with us at GEMS Founders School.

  • Curriculum Maps Term 1

  • Curriculum Maps Term 2

    Year 7

    • Arabic A
    • Arabic B
    • Biology
    • Computing
    • English
    • French
    • History
    • Islamic A
    • Islamic B
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • UAE Social Studies

    Year 8

    • Arabic A
    • Arabic B
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • English
    • French
    • History
    • Islamic A
    • Islamic B
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education

    Year 9

    • Arabic A
    • Arabic B
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • English
    • French
    • History
    • Islamic A
    • Islamic B
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • UAE Social Studies
  • Curriculum Maps Term 3

    Year 7

    • Arabic A
    • Arabic B
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • French
    • History
    • Islamic A
    • Islamic B
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • UAE Social Studies

    Year 8

    • Arabic A
    • Arabic B
    • Biology
    • Computing
    • French
    • Geography
    • History
    • Islamic A
    • Islamic B
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • UAE Social Studies

    Year 9

    • Arabic A
    • Arabic B
    • Computing
    • French
    • Geography
    • History
    • Islamic A
    • Islamic B
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Physics
    • UAE Social Studies
  • Assessment

 

Explore All Our Curriculums

  • fs1

    Early Years

    The Foundation Stage of school introduces young learners to school-life

  • ks1

    Key Stage 1

    At this stage students are introduced to subjects that will lay the...

  • ks2

    Key Stage 2

    During Key Stage 2, students start to rationalise and think independently

  • ks3

    Key Stage 3

    Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 follow the National Curriculum for England

  • ks4

    Key Stage 4

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of IGCSE subjects

  • sixth-form

    Sixth Form

    GEMS Founders School are proud to offer a range of AS / A Level subjects

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