Year 7 are studying towards Key Stage 3 courses called ‘3Certs’

The Chelsea Academy ‘3Cert’

 

From September 2016, Chelsea Academy students in Year 7 have been studying towards Key Stage 3 courses called ‘3Certs’ (where 3 stands for Key Stage 3 and Cert stands for certificate, as students will be working towards certificates). 3Certs are designed to be a thorough preparation for GCSE qualifications and give the curriculum a distinctive ‘Secondary school feel’. Students will feel that expectations have been raised from Primary school level, both in terms of the knowledge and skills required for success. There is no time for students to tread water and it will not be possible for Key Stage 3 to be ‘the wasted years’, as referred to by Ofsted in 2014.

Each subject on the students’ timetable is a Key Stage 3 course, with key assessment points at the end of every term. These carefully planned summative tests will assess whether or not students have a mastery of particular skills and content. It is vital that students have a regular opportunity to practise the type of exam-style exercises and revision skills that will be essential for success in Years 11 and 13.

Running Key Stage 3 subjects as courses will raise the aspirations of students in Years 7 and 8, especially since students will be presented with a certificate detailing all of their grades at a specially arranged 3Cert results day event. This event mirrors the experience they will have on completion of Key Stages 4 and 5. The fact that students receive a certificate for Key Stage 3 will mean they have something tangible from Key Stage 3 and a sense of ‘graduating’ from Key Stage 3 to 4.

 

Art
Computing
Dance
Design and Technology
Drama
English
French
Geography
History
Maths
Music
Personal Development/Citizenship
Physical Education
Religious Education
Science
Spanish

‘I can statements’

In order that all parents have immediate access to their child’s 3Cert learning in every subject, the next set of links provide the ‘I can statements’. This is the key content on which students will be assessed each term, written in a clear language for all to understand.

 

TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3
Art Art Art
Computing Computing Computing
Dance Dance Dance
Design and Technology – CADCAM Design and Technology – CADCAM Design and Technology – CADCAM
Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition Design and Technology – Cooking and Nutrition
Design and Technology – Creature Feature Design and Technology – Creature Feature Design and Technology – Creature Feature
Design and Technology – Structures Design and Technology – Structures Design and Technology – Structures
Design and Technology – Structures Design and Technology – Structures Design and Technology – Structures
Design and Technology – Toys Toys Toys Design and Technology – Toys Toys Toys Design and Technology – Toys Toys Toys
Drama Drama Drama
English English English
French French French
Geography Geography Geography
History History History
Maths Maths Maths
Music Music Music
Personal Development/Citizenship Personal Development/Citizenship Personal Development/Citizenship
Physical Education – Badminton Physical Education – Badminton Physical Education – Badminton
Physical Education – Football Physical Education – Football Physical Education – Football
Physical Education – Gymnastics Physical Education – Gymnastics Physical Education – Gymnastics
Physical Education – Netball Physical Education – Netball Physical Education – Netball
Physical Education – Handball Physical Education – Handball Physical Education – Handball
Religious Education Religious Education Religious Education
Science Science Science
Spanish Spanish Spanish