A place to grow

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The Key Stage 3 curriculum at Bacon’s College is based on the following principles which ensure that we

  • Provide a high quality subject curriculum that defines yearly essential subject knowledge and skills.
  • Promote day by day mastery teaching so that all pupils are can attain age related expectations.
  • Embed good assessment by being precise about what pupils can and cannot do and acting on evidence.
  • Achieve high standards of pupil attainment for all and reduce the tail of low attainment. 
  • Reduce significant ‘late stage’ intervention because prior learning is secure and retained earlier.
  • Provide a basis for collaboration and sharing of highly effective practice to raise pupil standards.
  • Prepare a strong foundation for success at Key Stage 4 in the subject GCSE and/or programmes of study.

All students will access a core curriculum of the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Education
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • PE

In Years 7,8 and 9 students access Computing, Product Design, Graphics, and Textiles as part of the Tech Carousel.


In Year 7, PSHE is also part of the carousel of subjects offered. Year 8 and 9 students do not access PSHE in the carousel but through ‘drop-down days’ throughout the year.


Food Technology is offered as part of the carousel in Years 7 and 8 but not offered as part of the carousel in Year 9 and is replaced by Art
Each rotation lasts approximately seven weeks.