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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Lydiard Park Academy aims to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils have developed in their primary school.

Our aims are to develop:

  • Successful learners who make progress and achieve;
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives;
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

We provide a broad, balanced, exciting and relevant curriculum for all pupils, taught by subject specialists. This ensures pupils are well prepared for the subjects they may choose to study at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

All our pupils will study core subjects of English, Maths and Science. Humanities which includes Geography, History and Religious Education, Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish), Art, Design Technology, Music, Drama, Physical Education and Computing. Pupils will be encouraged to take part in session 6 extension activities including vocational opportunities within Sports and Creative Arts and personal development courses such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Each term has a character theme:

Term 1 - Organisation
Term 2 - Communication
Term 3 - Leadership
Term 4 - Independence
Term 5 - Resilience
Term 6 - Aspiration

All Key Stage Three pupils will work towards a Key Stage Three diploma. This is an internal accreditation designed to celebrate personal achievements and prepare students for KS4 and KS5. Students are awarded points three times a year in the following areas:

  • Attendance
  • Academic progress
  • Attitude and engagement

If you require further information please contact Miss Hesten on

Stretch and Challenge Activites (214KB)

A selection of activities to help stretch and challenge the more able pupils

100 Top Reads for Key Stage 3 (1.6MB)

The 100 top reads recommended to pupils