Key Stage 3 at Bracken Hill is a haven for pupils of all abilities to find a safe place to learn, where academic skills and emotional well-being are of key importance.
Our pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 are taught in four mixed year group classes, each with a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the children. Each class is differentiated for ability, with classes learning a mix of core subjects, foundation subjects and lessons aimed at developing social and emotional skills.
The curriculum is delivered by both highly skilled class teachers who teach a range of subjects and oversee the progress of their class, and specialist teachers in areas such as science, technology and PE. This gives the children a clear sense of belonging and safety with key staff, mixed with the secondary school feel of experiencing different teachers and using specialised spaces.
Overall in Key Stage 3 we aim to allow all pupils to meet their academic potential through positive experiences and emotional growth.