Key Stage 3
In years 7, 8 and 9, students are taught in stage not age groupings.
In KS3, the following subjects are delivered:
- Home Economics
- Physical Education
- Creative Arts
- Financial Literacy
- Personal Development
- Life Skills
All lessons incorporate a focus to improve standards of Literacy. For some students in Year 9, a focus is placed on GCSE preparation. As a result, lessons are themed and personalised to ensure all students are ready for their future education – whether this is to study GCSEs at the academy or on return to mainstream.
Each subject aims to enrich students’ current experiences and identify barriers established whilst in mainstream education. They then use this knowledge to identify strategies for each subject in order to support students in accessing all areas of the curriculum. Teaching staff also help students to discover individual learning styles in different contexts, further assisting in over-coming barriers once faced in a mainstream setting.
A strong emphasis is placed on Personal Development and Life Skills in order to enable students to communicate with others effectively. This develops confidence in each individual’s ability and promotes higher self-esteem.
Small groups and 1:1 mentoring allows students to reflect on their work and set their own targets for future development whilst ensuring they enjoy their studies.
Should you wish to find out more about the curriculum Derby Pride Academy is following, please contact Mrs C Smith (Vice Principal – Curriculum) who will be able to provide you with the relevant information.