Curriculum - Key Stage 3

The curriculum in Years 7 and 8 brings together all of the essential knowledge students need to achieve their academic goals combined with a range of extra-curricular opportunities.

Students follow the National Curriculum and are taught and assessed on the following areas:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities: History, Geography, Religious Studies and Global Citizenship
  • Languages: Spanish, French, German or Arabic
  • Expressive Arts: Food, Dance, Drama, Music and Art
  • Digital Enterprise: Computer Science, Business, ICT and Media
  • Physical Education

In each subject area students are taught a demanding curriculum to prepare them for academic success at GCSE, IB and beyond. They learn new information, new skills, and new habits of working. In addition to the core subject areas we teach Global Citizenship to ensure students have an awareness of their rights and responsibilities as a citizen in a democratic society. Personal, Social and Health Education is integrated, rather than being taught as separate lessons.

Extra-curricular activities are also a core part of WA life. Through the extra-curricular programme students have the opportunity to learn new skills, pursue further study of a favourite subject, or join a sports team. Find out about our clubs and opportunities here.

To learn more about the key stage 3 curriculum, please view our Curriculum Booklets via the links below, or contact us. Parents and carers may contact their child's personal tutor and access resources on Firefly. For guidance with homework, please access our Homework and Independent Learning documents via the links below.

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Year 7 Curriculum Booklet 05th May 2020 Download
Independent Learning at Westminster Acad... 01st Sep 2020 Download
Homework - A guide for Students, Parents... 01st Sep 2020 Download
Year 8 Curriculum Booklet 01st Sep 2020 Download
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