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Wren Learning diagram

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The Curriculum at The Wren School

Key Stage 3

We have planned a skills-based, thematic curriculum that helps to bridge the gap between primary and secondary education
Our key Stage 3 curriculum is innovative and engaging! We have planned a skills-based, thematic curriculum that helps to bridge the gap between primary and secondary education. Each year (7 and 8) is subdivided into themed modules with over-arching module questions. All subject areas contribute to the students’ knowledge and understanding of the theme.   The Wren Skills are developed throughout the year as each module connects to a skill set (see diagram).

Key Stage 3 students focus on problem-solving and cross-curricular themes delivered through nine subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, PE & Games, Humanities, Art and Technology, Modern Foreign Languages, the Performing Arts (split into Drama and Music) and Personal Development (which includes PSHE, SMSC and British Values).

Year 7 students are taught in sets for the core subjects; English, Mathematics and Science with the subjects being split according to ability on KS3 progress.  Some subjects will set students in year 8. Our school day has been structured to support this curriculum model by enabling a mixture of double and single lessons in response to the differing learning needs of each subject area.

Each department has their own page which explains their curriculum in more detail.

Art | English | Humanities |Mathematics | PE & Games | Performance | Science | Technology


Wren Skills

Key Stage 4

The key stage 4 curriculum will meet the needs of our students by incorporating the opportunity for both academic and vocational study.  We aim to give every student the opportunity to succeed by offering an appropriate range of qualifications including the chance to study towards the English Baccalaureate. However, for some students a continued focus on core skills (and consequent reduction in optional subjects) will be more important.  The key stage 4 programme of study will commence in Year 9, with all students beginning GCSE courses in the core subjects of English (language and literature), mathematics, science and Citizenship/RE.




Term Dates

Term 1
Inset days – Mon 4 Sep – Wed 6 Sep 2017
Thu 7 Sep – Thu 19 Oct 2017
Inset day – Fri 20 Oct 2017
Term 2
Inset day – Mon 30 Oct 2017
Tue 31 Oct – Tue 19 Dec 2017