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Upper KS2 - Years 5 and 6

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Key Stage 3 - Years 7 and 8

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Specialist Middle School Teaching and Facilities

The Kings Priory Middle School teaching team come from both a primary and secondary background. This gives us the flexibility to merge their experiences to successfully provide a supportive but stimulating environment for our pupils to thrive and achieve.

Our main Key Stage 2 classrooms are housed in Ellison's building. This allows us to build on the best of both primary and secondary practice to deliver our unique middle years' curriculum model. The core curriculum time in Key Stage 2 is spent with a class teacher and supplemented with specialist teachers in a variety of none-core subjects. This provides our pupils with the benefits of continuity and flexibility within the classroom and with their learning.
 

The gradual introduction of subject specialist teaching from an early stage enables us to maintain pupils’ enthusiasm, widen their interests and develop their full academic potential. All of our Middle School pupils will have opportunities to use specialist Science laboratories, Art and Technology rooms. By the time that a pupil has reached the end of Key Stage 3, they will have a wide range of teachers and be fully prepared with a strong foundation for GCSE and the future challenges of the Sixth Form.

Homework and Independent Study

Homework is set throughout our Middle School. The amount is age and ability dependent. Here at Kings Priory School, we believe that homework provides opportunities for our pupils to develop independent work habits for study and helps to prepare them for further education where much more work has to be done without direct instruction from a teacher.
 

Each year group from 5-8 has an individually tailored homework timetable. These can be found on the link at the right-hand side of this page. All pupils are expected to record any homework set which will eb overseen by their form tutor..
 

Homework can come in many forms but is always intended to consolidate or extend work which has been in class. Pupils may be expected to pursue their own lines of enquiry or prepare work for the next lesson, it will complement and enhance any work done whilst in school

Year 8 GCSE Options 20/21

Year 8 GCSE Options Information

During the Spring term at Kings Priory School the focus for Year 8 turns to that of GCSE options.

On this page you will find the details of our GCSE curriculum and the process in which pupils will need to discuss and decide on which subjects they wish to follow at GCSE.

This step marks the end of Middle School and the progression into the Senior School. It is naturally a rite of passage for the pupils and should be taken sensibly and carefully with a focus on what they want to study up and past GCSE also.

We offer an academic curriculum in the Senior School with a focus on breadth of opportunity of study. With this in mind our pupils are expected, unless we identify an alternative pathway, study:

Maths

English

Science

1 Humanity subject

1 MFL subject

2 Option free choices (this can include an additional language and/or humanity subject)  

At the bottom of this page you will find a number of video links along with the GCSE Options brochure for this year. Please use these to help with decisions being made about subjects. In addition, there will be a Year 8 Parents Evening where these choices could form the basis of your discussions and is a further opportunity to ask questions.

Key dates:

Options work completed with pupils during January utilising Chapter time and tutor times

Year 8 Parents/Information Evening –  Late January

Deadline for OPTIONS forms – February

Dates are specific and will be shared with parents for the relevant year.

 

GCSE Options Brochure

GCSE Option Choices and Careers Guide

Art - GCSE

Business Studies - GCSE

Computing - GCSE

Creative iMedia - GCSEEnglish Language and Literature - GCSE

DT - GCSE

Geography - GCSE

PE - GCSE

Music - GCSE

Science - GCSE

Maths - GCSE

Philosophy and Ethics - GCSE

History - GCSE

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) - GCSE

Page Downloads Date  
Middle and Senior School PHSE Curriculum 30th Sep 2019 Download
Y5 Curriculum 2020 21 30th Sep 2020 Download
Y6 Curriculum 2020 2021 30th Sep 2020 Download
Y7 Curriculum 2020 21 30th Sep 2020 Download
Y8 Curriculum 2020 2021 30th Sep 2020 Download
Year 5 Homework 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Year 6 Homework 2020 21 05th Oct 2020 Download
Curriculum Date  
Art Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
Curriculum Grade descriptors.pdf 04th Jun 2019 Download
Curriculum Homework Grade Descript.pdf 04th Jun 2019 Download
Curriculum Policy 02nd Dec 2019 Download
DT Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
EYFS KS1 Reluctant Readers presentation 04th May 2021 Download
EYFS Reading presentation 04th May 2021 Download
First School PHSE Curriculum 30th Sep 2019 Download
FS and MS fundraiser and Sponsorship Form 04th Nov 2020 Download
Geography Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
History Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
KPS 100 Books 5 and 6 06th Nov 2020 Download
KPS Top 100 Books Reading Challenge 04th Nov 2020 Download
KPS Top 100 Books Reading Challenge 03rd Mar 2021 Download
KS3 Y7 and Y8 Recommended Reading List 06th Nov 2020 Download
KS4 Reading List 06th Nov 2020 Download
Maths Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
Middle and Senior School PHSE Curriculum 30th Sep 2019 Download
Music Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
Parent Workshops 28th Apr 2021 Download
PE Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
Psychology Wider Reading list 11th Dec 2020 Download
Reception 06th Nov 2020 Download
RS Reading List 13th May 2021 Download
SS Fundraiser and Sponsorship Form 04th Nov 2020 Download
Y5 Curriculum 2020 21 30th Sep 2020 Download
Y6 Curriculum 2020 2021 30th Sep 2020 Download
Y7 Curriculum 2020 21 30th Sep 2020 Download
Y8 Curriculum 2020 2021 30th Sep 2020 Download
Year 1 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 2 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 3 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 4 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 5 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 5 Curriculum 13th Sep 2019 Download
Year 6 06th Nov 2020 Download
Year 6 Curriculum 13th Sep 2019 Download
Year 7 Curriculum 13th Sep 2019 Download
Year 8 Curriculum 13th Sep 2019 Download
Years 1 and 2 Reading presentation 04th May 2021 Download
Years 3 and 4 Reading presentation 04th May 2021 Download
Years 5 and 6 Reading presentation 04th May 2021 Download
Years 7 and 8 Reading presentation 04th May 2021 Download
Years 7 and 8 Reluctant Readers presentation 04th May 2021 Download
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