Key stage 3 News

World Aids Day

This week Key Stage 3 have joined the rest of the school in recognising World Aids Day on 1st December by buying and wearing a red ribbon. As with the Poppy Appeal, it was wonderful to see so many ribbons being worn and students donating generously to the charity.

Key Stage 3 Autumn Term Reward Trip

An Autumn Term reward trip has been organised for Years 7 and 8 to Premier Bowl, Southport, afterschool on Wednesday 19th December. The cost of the trip is £10 and students with an attendance of 97% or above who are not on red behaviour report will be invited to attend. However, due to the size of the venue, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Year 7 Disco

A number of sixth form students have organised a disco for Year 7 on Friday 14th December 3.15-5pm. Entrance to the disco will be £1.50 with proceeds going towards the Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Well Done

A huge congratulations to Kieran Cavanagh Year 7. Kieran competed in a Martial Arts tournament last weekend.

He attends Kuk Sool Won School in Liverpool and is currently working towards his black belt. The UK tournament is held each November at Greenbank sports facility in Liverpool. The group Kieran competed in was for brown/black belts (DBN is their title), 5+ black stripes age 11-12. Kieran was lucky to come away with 2 bronze medals in a very strong group of competitors also being at the younger end of the group. Well done, Kieran, and we look forward to hearing about more successes in the future

Key Stage 3 Assessments

Form tutors have discussed this term’s revision topics with students in form time this week. Please ensure that your child is aware of the topics to revise and is planning revision accordingly.

Key Stage 3 Revision – December Assessments

Year 7

Subject Topics
MathematicsFactors and multiples, Written methods for multiplication and division, Area, Multiply and divided with decimals, The mean average, Time
EnglishA Christmas Carol
ScienceSpeed & Gravity; Particle Model & Separating Mixtures; Movement & Cells; Voltage, Resistance & Current
GeographyOS Map Skills and Energy
HistoryThe Norman Conquest
REUltimate questions: Creation, life after death, uniqueness
SpanishIntroductions, classroom objects, family, descriptions (physical & personality) & pets
D & T Resistant MaterialsDesk tidy tools materials and techniques used this term
ITE Safety – Online Risks and how to stay safe



Year 8

Subject Topics
MathematicsPositive and negative numbers, Number sequences, nth term, Form algebraic expressions, Solve equations
EnglishWar Poetry with the focus on Creative Writing
ScienceContact Forces & Pressure; Periodic Table; Breathing & Digestion; Magnets.
GeographyDevelopment and UK changing economy
HistoryWorld War Two and a depth study of the Holocaust
RECrucifixion and resurrection of Jesus
FrenchHolidays (present, past & future tense), accommodation, activities, weather, transport, opinions, adverbs of frequency & ordering in a restaurant
D & T Resistant MaterialsNightlight and memory box tools equipment and techniques used this term.
ITDatabases – Uses and practical skills


P Allen

Key stage 3 Leader