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​KS3 Curriculum​

"Teaching a​nd Learning is at the heart of what we do."

At Handsworth Grange Community Sports College we want all pupils to enjoy their learning and achieve highly. Our curriculum consists of a broad and balanced provision and subject areas are encouraged to further enhance this provision through off-site learning opportunities, including theatre visits, field work and sports activities and local area research.

A wide range of enrichment opportunities are available through subject areas and year groups, and an extensive and varied extra-curricular programme runs both during lunchtime and after school.20140605_HGCSC_56.jpg

There is a key emphasis on developing literacy, numeracy and ICT skills in all lessons as well as developing the skills and values of our sport specialism across the curriculum in order to further enhance our provision.

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education is an integral part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Our students are supported in their development of an understanding of cultural influences and acceptance of cultural difference, values of outstanding citizenship, tolerance, resilience and moral purpose through discrete SMSC drop down days and core concepts that are delivered curriculum-wide.

Recent curriculum changes incorporate a significant focus on the inclusion of Personal, Learning and Thinking skills (PLTs) in curriculum planning and delivery, to further enhance the skills of our students.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a curriculum that is varied, engaging and differentiated and designed to meet the needs of individual and groups of students. The Key Stage 3 curriculum consists of:

Year 7Year 8Year 9
Design and Technology (including Textiles, Food and Resistant Materials)Design and Technology (including Textiles, Food and Resistant Materials)Design and Technology (including Textiles, Food and Resistant Materials)
Physical EducationPhysical EducationPhysical Education
French or SpanishFrench or SpanishFrench or Spanish


If you require further information on curriculum plans for each year group or subject please contact Kate Grapes, Assistant Headteacher via our reception on 0114 269 4801.


During Year 8 students will be guided and supported in order to select the options subjects that they will follow at Key Stage 4. A parents' information evening, options interviews along with an intensive programme of advice and support are a significant and valued part of the options selection process.  The options process is the opportunity for students to further personalise their curriculum and learning pathway and includes choices from a range of traditional GCSE subjects such as Triple Science and Modern Foreign Languages as well as vocationa​​​​​​l subjects such as Hospitality and ​​Catering, Engineering and Business. ​



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