The KS3 curriculum is designed to engage our younger students and to engender in them a love of learning.

Key Stage 3

The KS3 curriculum is designed to engage our students in Years 7-9 and to engender in them a love of learning.  The girls experience a wide range of subjects, so that they can begin to find new strengths and develop existing interests.  This breadth is maintained until the end of Year 9, and informs the GCSE subject choices they make at this point.  

  • The subjects offered in Key Stage 3 go from Modern Languages to Geography, from outdoor adventurous activities to Sciences, and from Latin to Dance.
  • The girls have five periods of Sport a week, including traditional team games along with activities such as trampolining, so that there is something for every girl to enjoy.
  • They also have ICT activities, learning about coding and using Raspberry Pi.

Trips and Leadership Opportunities

In the first three years of school, there are annual cross-curricular residential trips for the entire year-group:  in Year 7, the girls go on a trip to Bletchley Park, with a full programme of activities during the day and workshops in the evenings.  In Year 8, the girls have a similar experience in Bath, helping the year-group to work together as a unit, while respecting the individuals with it.
Even lower down the school, the girls have opportunities to demonstrate and practise leadership skills, whether it be on one of the trips, or being a member of School Council or the Form or Charity Representative.  In Year 8 and 9, the girls are also buddied with a girl in Year 7, to provide support and guidance to the younger girls, particularly at the start of the year, when Roedean Moira House must seem so much bigger than their previous schools.

GCSE Preparation

As girls move through Year 9, they are supported by the academic and pastoral teams with the process of choosing their GCSE options.  Time is devoted to this in tutorials, one to one meetings, and PSHE lessons, so as to be sure that everyone receives the guidance they need. We also have a strong careers provision that supports the choices of options with bi weekly careers assemblies as well as visits to local universities and careers fairs.