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KS3 Mastery Curriculum

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The Huish Academy KS3 mastery curriculum places far greater emphasis on the deeper study of key skills, knowledge and concepts/applications for a given subject area and is assessed with a combination of formative and summative learning tasks against 'age-related expectations'.

In addition we are setting out a basic set of Huish expectations for literacy which will have success criteria defined for years 7-9. All subjects will be expected to teach a literacy component as part of their KS3 scheme of work using these criteria in preparation for the more challenging literacy expectations at GCSE. The intention is that all students will secure literacy expectations for each year group and these are defined across the key stage for all subjects.

All subject areas have distilled their subject into the key skills, knowledge and concepts/applications for each YR from 7-9 which will then allow them to develop students to the point where they are best prepared for GCSE study in each subject area.

Tracking the progress of students is broken down into 4 stages of working toward/achieving and then exceeding 'age-related expectations' as set out by the following definitions:

  • Emerging:¬†Showing some understanding of skills, concepts and knowledge in a unit of work/topic.
  • Developing: Showing a broader understanding and some application of skills, concepts and knowledge in a unit of work/topic.
  • Secure: Has consistent understanding and application of skills, concepts and knowledge in a unit of work/topic.
  • Mastered: Has demonstrated application and understanding of skills, concepts and knowledge in contexts beyond those taught in the unit of work/topic.

For Huish Academy KS3 cross-curricular literacy expectations click here.

Please click on the links below to view the KS3 mastery curriculum learning criteria by subject: