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Key Stage 3 Curriculum

The curriculum is the subjects our students study within the year. Each year has different subjects depending on the child's age. At Furness Academy we follow a broad and balanced curriculum that adapts to the needs and aspirations of the individual.

The School Day

Our curriculum is made up of 6 x 50 minute lessons each day, starting at 8.40am with a 20 minute Form Group session. There is a 20 minute break from 10.40am to 11.00am and lunchtime is from 12.40-1.30 for all students, with a rota so that the same year group are not left until last each day.

The day finishes at 3.10pm when a program of extra-curricular activities take including a range of sporting activities, craft club and several revision and study classes for GCSE students, to mention a few.

Below are the lesson details for KS3:


Students study the following subjects in Year 7.

SubjectNumber Of Lessons
English5
Maths4
Science4
Computing2
History2
Geography2
French2
RE (Religous Education)1
PE (Physical Education)2
DT (Design & Technology)2
Art1
Drama1
Music1
PD (Citizenship)1

Opportunities are planned and built into the curriculum to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students in all year groups across all subjects.
We also promote fundamental British values and build students' resilience to radicalisation as per the Prevent Duty. More details of this can be found in our safeguarding policy.

Linked Document:

Key Stage Three Curriculum Content Overview

Please contact the school to find out more about the curriculum we follow at Furness Academy.

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