Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Welcome to the Key Stage 3 (KS3) Curriculum area.  Here you will find information about the courses on offer at Stamford Welland Academy.

The Stamford Welland KS3 Curriculum

The KS3 Curriculum is designed to improve the way 11 – 14 year olds learn. It is specifically designed around the needs of the developing adolescent brain providing challenging, engaging, connected learning that young students find relevant and inspiring.

A learning process specifically designed for the 11-14 brain

The unique learning process which is based on research principles, connects subject learning in a way that is suited specifically to the 11 – 14 year old brain. It also creates opportunities for teachers to collaborate and communicate across different subject areas.

This creates a learning environment that helps students to become confident, independent learners, providing the necessary academic rigour to prepare them well for qualifications such as the GCSE or IGCSE, A levels and IB Diploma.

The school values are reinforced through the learning and day-today teaching.  (More detail on these can be found here.)  In addition to these, our pupils learn about the personal qualities of:

  • Enquiry
  • Adaptability
  • Resilience
  • Morality
  • Communication
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Cooperation
  • Respect

You can have a look at the curriculum information for each subject by clicking on the links below.


English  – Our pupils follow a two year mastery approach to English, before then following a 3 year GCSE course in year 9.  


Maths – Our pupils follow a two year mastery approach to Mathematics, before then following a 3 year GCSE course in year 9.  Please click on the link below for an outline of the KS3 curriculum.


ICT – There are a series of short project based schemes which each last half a term.   A summary of the content covered can be found here.


French – Our pupils follow a two year introduction to French, before then following a 3 year GCSE course in year 9.  Please click here for an outline of the KS3 curriculum.


Themed Curriculum – Our pupils follow a two-year programme working on projects covering 12 themes linked to the School Values.

These projects involve the following subjects: Science, TechnologyGeography, History, Art, Music and Performing Arts.

Please see below for an outline of the programme.

PE – Our pupils follow a core programme of PE over the course of their time at Stamford Welland Academy.  

For any further information about the curriculum, please email Assistant Principal, Hayley Twigger, or the leader of the subject.