Key Stage 3

At MGS, Key Stage 3 is completed in Years 7 and 8. The core subjects are English, Maths and Science. In addition, a wide range of other subjects are also studied. All students take Art, Computer Science, Design Technology, Geography, History, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Religious Studies. We also place importance on learning foreign languages. All students study two modern foreign languages from French, German, and Spanish. Some students have the opportunity to also learn Latin. All Year 7 students are also introduced to a range of key study skills and revision techniques through our ‘Learning to Learn’ course.

The timetable, which runs on a ten-day cycle, also includes Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education where staff introduce students to a wide range of issues. Assemblies and tutor time also form part of a student’s wider education.

During Year 8 students are guided towards an appropriate programme of study at GCSE, which they will take over three years. They will also take part in a Careers Day to help inform their choices.