In Key Stage 3 we intend to build upon the development pupils make in Key Stage 2. Key skills will continue to be developed through a thematic approach. A range of core and foundation subjects are offered in years 8 & 9. Specific focus will be placed on literacy and social skills development. Improvements in the standards of communication, numeracy and ICT will be developed, as well as pupils being prepared for the transition to Key Stage 4, where they can become successful learners and access various academic accreditations.