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KS3 Curriculum Structure

KS3 Curriculum structure

Curriculum Structure 2019 onwards

In order to ensure that students experience a broad and diverse range of subjects we have reverted to a 3 year KS3, with students choosing their option subjects in the Spring term of Year 9. The curriculum is designed to allow students to gain the knowledge and skills that they will need to be successful as they progress into KS4.

We follow a 2 week timetable consisting of 50 1 hour periods. The distribution of hours to each subject is shown below.

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In Year 7 students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups for the majority of their lessons, but will be assessed during the first half term and pupil groupings altered to facilitate delivery in Maths and English. A similar pattern is followed in Year 8 with the exception of Science which will also be delivered in groups based on ability.

Throughout KS3 students will have access to a range of Technology subjects which they will access on a rotation, during the course of the year they will study; Art, Engineering and Food Technology.

Information about what is delivered in each subject, assessment and how you can support your child can be found in the department curriculum booklets, or the Year Curriculum booklet.





Curriculum Intent

To develop a curriculum that:

  • Facilitates the acquisition of a broad and diverse range of knowledge for all students
  • Is ambitious, inclusive and engaging for all learners
  • Provides clear routes of progression throughout KS3 – KS5 and beyond for all students
  • Prepares our students and equips them for future success and life in the wider world
  • Instils a greater understanding of our local area and the world in which we live
  • Instils core values of respect, consideration, responsibility, loyalty and success

Reggie Yates atends the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop

This term we had a visit from Reggie Yates during the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop.

Little did we know that Reggie Yates was coming to announce that Rhema Arts had won this year’s Aviva Community Fund. 

This funding will allow Rhema Art’s to continue working with us & other schools delivering Creative Arts workshops.

Well done to the founder of Rhema Arts Ruth Ekong who is a former student of Bishop Stopford’s School. 



Pineapple Punch Festival

image0024Dear all,
Please find below the information for Saturday’s Black History Month event at the Dugdale centre, in Enfield.
Please invite your friends and family to the day. There is information on the tickets and how to get a discount below.
Our Choir will be performing between 12.30 and 13.00pm.
If any member staff is available to assist Judith between 11.45 and 13,00pm please can you let me know asap.

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This week’s theme for collective worship is the Thinking and the weekly Bible reading is taken from Luke 21 25-36

BSSpostlogoLuke 21:25-36New International Version (NIV)

25 “There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26 People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27 At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

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This week’s theme for collective worship is RESPECT and the weekly Bible reading is taken from Mark 9 38-50

crossWhoever Is Not Against Us Is for Us

38 “Teacher,” said John, “we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.”

39 “Do not stop him,” Jesus said. “For no one who does a miracle in my name can in the next moment say anything bad about me, 40 for whoever is not against us is for us. 41 Truly I tell you, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to the Messiah will certainly not lose their reward.

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Enrichment at BSS

At Bishop Stopford’s School we offer a wide variety of enriching activities throughout the school year. We aim to ensure every student has the opportunity to engage in; charity work, extra-curricular clubs and off-site residential trips. We offer a number of different educational opportunities for students of all years to visit Universities, training camps and other educational establishments. This is part of our mission to encourage our students to strive for excellence, and to develop self-reliance, self-discipline and self-confidence through participation in a wide range of academic, cultural and social activities. Below are the details of current clubs running at lunch time and after school. There is also a calendar of upcoming events.




Run by sixth formers at lunch time   CLICK HERE

To pay for clubs please follow the link :