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Key Stage 3


Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9  

The Key Stage 3 curriculum at Hardwick House School provides learners with knowledge, experience and skills in the following areas of learning: linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technological, human and social, physical, and aesthetic and creative. 


Learners have subject specific lessons in English, Maths, Science, ICT, Spanish, Design Technology, PE, Social Communication, PSHCEE and Life Skills.  


In addition, all learners within Key Stage 3 have timetabled lessons for the Wider Key Skills and are working towards the ASDAN Level 1 and 2 qualifications. Wider Key Skills equips our learners with skills that are commonly needed for success in a range of activities in education, training, work and life in general. They are: 

•       Working with others 

•       Improving own learning and performance 

•       Problem-solving 


Staff design termly Wider Key Skills projects that will be of interest and motivation to the learners.  Recent projects have included; first aid, cycle maintenance, designing the school pond, landscaping an area of the school, healthy eating and cooking. 

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