Teaching and Learning in Key Stage 3
We support all our students to:
- enjoy learning,
- acquire knowledge and skills that are relevant to the world of work
- develop lively and enquiring minds,
- be confident to express their opinions,
- recognise their own strengths and meet their personal targets,
- achieve their true potential,
- develop concern for their environment,
- respect the religious values, morals and cultures of others.
We are an inclusive school, providing the best opportunities for all our students.
Year 7 to Year 9: Key Stage Three
All students follow the National Curriculum and study:
Mathematics l English l Science l Art l French l Geography l History l Information and Communications Technology l Music l Physical Education l Religious Studies l Technology l Welsh Second Language
Cross curricular activities provide opportunities to learn about Personal and Social Education, including moral, cultural, social, environmental, health and economic issues. The school timetable is suspended at times to allow students to study these themes in greater depth.
‘Skills Drives’ help our students to boost their skills in literacy, numeracy and information technology. We have regular ‘skills health checks’ and monitor progress as students develop their skills across the curriculum.
Find out about Elfed’s excellent practice in Numeracy, ‘Sector Leading Practice in numeracy’ Listen to an interview with Mrs Amanda Preston, Head of Mathematics, broadcast on BBC WalesSkills Week is a whole week off timetable in June that provides opportunities for problem solving, working in groups and developing independent learning.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ICT is a vital tool for learning across the curriculum. Excellent facilities are available for all our students, including computer aided design (CAD), video conferencing, music editing, image manipulation, scientific research. We also provide ICT facilities for independent learning.
All students have their own user name and identity to enable them to use the ICT facilities. We ask students to observe the Code of Conduct for responsible use of ICT equipment and electronic communication.
Sex and Relationships Education
Learning about sex and relationships is set in the context of social responsibility and personal relationships and issues are discussed in relation to parenthood and family. The Sex and Relationships Education Policy is available by request.
Parents and carers are entitled to withdraw their child from Sex Education as a whole, or any part of it on request in writing to the Headteacher.