Key stage 3 curriculum
Kirkby High School has designed a broad and balanced curriculum which caters for students' needs throughout their time in Kirkby High School and also provide opportunities for further education. We utilise a 25-hour teaching week which is broken down as follows.
Clicking on the subject names in the table below will take you to the in-depth overview for that subject.
|Subject||Number of Lessons|
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|Product Design/Food Studies||1||1||1|
Key stage 4 curriculum
Students in key stage 4 at Kirkby High School follow a core diet of mathematics, English and science combined with 3 options.
|Subject||Number of lessons|
|Year 10||Year 11|
|X Band||Y Band||X Band||Y Band|
At Kirkby High School we use a variety of setting arrangements to enhance the progress and educational experiences of our students. Some subjects are taught in mixed ability setting while others are taught in ability based sets.
|Subjects where pupils are taught in ability classes||Subjects where pupils are taught in mixed ability classes|
|Year 7,8 and 9||English
Modern Foreign Languages
Personal Development (Year 7 only)
|Year 10 and 11||English
Kirkby High School’s options package includes an Options Evening with a presentation to parents and our careers advisor present to discuss Options choices with Students, parents and carers. A number of assemblies are delivered to students to guide them through the Options process and guest speakers from local colleges and universities attend school to support student choices. Students also experience a tailored one to one interview between a member of the senior management team. Parents and carers are encouraged to attend this interview. This takes place in February and March and offers the chance for parents and students to discuss their best routes to further education based on prior attainment and percentage chance tables. The following subjects are compulsory:
|English Language and literature||GCSE (2 Certificates)|
|Mathematics||GCSE (1 Certificate)|
|Science Trilogy or Triple Award||GCSE (2 or 3 Certificates)|
Students are then able to choose 3 of the following options.
|History||Sports Studies||Dance||Food and Nutrition|
|Geography||Design Technology||Music||Travel and Tourism|
|Spanish||Art and Design||Textiles||Religious Studies|