In the first three years of Secondary School at Regents, our students follow the English National Curriculum in order to build on and consolidate the skills and knowledge which they have learnt in the Primary School. Your child will explore concepts, processes and skills in a wide range of subjects, to best prepare them for the demands of the IGCSE course which follows afterwards.
Key Stage 3
In Year 7, 8 and 9, your child will study a wide range of core subjects including English (or English as a Second Language), Mathematics, Science, a modern foreign language (Spanish, Mandarin, French or Thai), Art, Design and Technology, Drama, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Physical Education (PE), and Personal and Social Education.
They participate in two periods of Enrichment per week; which provides them with the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to topics beyond the formal syllabus.
In Key Stage 3, your child will be placed in ability sets for core subjects including English (or English as a Second Language), Mathematics, Science and Literacy; while all other subjects are taught in mixed ability Tutor Groups. Teachers decide what level a student is working at by using a variety of assessment methods and techniques, including formal testing and examinations.
While all Thai nationals are required to take Thai Language, students of other nationalities are given the option to take French or Spanish, plus one period of Thai for Foreigners.
Preparing Our Students
The curriculum for Year 7, 8 and 9 has been designed to prepare students for the demands of IGCSE courses they will choose to study in Year 10 and 11. Assessment criteria and teaching content have been carefully mapped to ensure that students know, understand and are able to perform the key skills by the end of Key Stage 3 which will enable them to achieve outstanding IGCSE grades.
At Regents, we ensure your child builds an excellent foundation and has the choice of a wide range of subjects, allowing them to make informed decisions about which subjects they would then like to study at IGCSE level in Year 10.
Find the homework guidance for each Key Stage 3 year group here.
Ruth Demery, Head of Year 7
Stephen Fabia, Head of Year 8.
Neasa Ní Ghallchóir, Head of Year 9.
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