Key Stage 3

We have a well-constructed curriculum, tailored to meet the needs of our learners. Our curriculum offer is adapted to meet individual needs where appropriate and therefore offers a range of pathways. We believe this range of pathways broaden rather than narrow the offer at different points during the five-year journey.

At Ingleby Manor Free School, we follow a 3 year Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9). We design our curriculum around each individual child and it is, therefore, a bespoke curriculum. In Years 7 to 9 students follow a core curriculum of English, Mathematics and Science. They also study, History, Geography and languages, and then on rotation enjoy a wide range of design and technical subjects like Music, Food Technology, Engineering and Art. In addition they have access to PE, Ethics, Philosophy and Citizenship (EPC) and the wider curriculum; here, students in Years 7 to 9 have access to experiences related to the five strands of  ‘Future Citizens’, ‘Global Citizens’, ‘Enterprise and Aspiration’, ‘Environmental Responsibility’ and ‘Healthy Lifestyles’.  We recognise that to provide our young people with rich learning experiences in a range of contexts it is crucial to work in partnerships with others. Expertise often lies beyond the academy and learning opportunities are regularly planned with partner organisations including, statutory and voluntary organisations as well as employers and charitable organisations.

Our aim, through our curriculum is to develop young people:

  • who are not disadvantaged by the social context in which they live
  • who have the literacy and numeracy skills needed to succeed at school and beyond
  • who have the confidence, resilience and knowledge to stay mentally healthy
  • who feel included in their community with an active desire to contribute politically, socially, culturally, environmentally and economically
  • who have high expectations of self and an ambitious vision for their future
  • who have a work ethic that results in them achieving, and exceeding, their academic potential
  • who are respectful, tolerant and empathetic towards the values and beliefs of others
  • who are happy and have a desire to pursue a healthy, active lifestyle
  • who have a range of transferrable skills to succeed in learning, life and work including: creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking and willingness to challenged accepted norms
  • who are capable of making informed decisions and are aware of their rights and responsibilities

Our curriculum:

  • is sequenced to enable students to build their knowledge and skills over time;
  • provides deep, sustained and valuable learning for all students, including those with SEND;
  • provides opportunities to develop levels of literacy and numeracy across all curricular areas;
  • promotes opportunities across the curriculum for the development of good student health and well being;
  • recognises the importance of digital literacy and provides opportunities for the development of the skills students need to function safely and responsibly in a technological world;
  • provides a range of academic, technical and vocational courses which challenge, engage and motivate students;
  • develops cultural capital across a wide range of contexts and experiences;
  • ensures that all students make good progress irrespective of their starting point and those young people facing disadvantage are lifted from educational poverty.