Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Stage 3 Curriculum
CEC Curriculum Statement 2019/20Download

Our curriculum in Years 7 & 8 is designed to build on the range of activities that students have already experienced in their Primary school, while also introducing several subjects that they may not have studied before. We are very fortunate to have a range of purpose built facilities where our students have the opportunity to really challenge themselves and achieve their best.

We offer:

  • High quality teaching combined with a strong caring ethos
  • Excellent preparation for life – the opportunity to make memories
  • Strong leadership and a clear vision
  • State of the art facilities, including music technology, art and design and technology equipment
  • A recording studio and radio station
  • A variety of excellent learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom
  • A nurturing environment that supports every individual

We focus on skills, knowledge and understanding at the Academy in order to help students enjoy their learning and make progress throughout their time with us.

In Year 7, all students study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • French or Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Social and Religious Studies

Secondary education is no longer a five-year experience as all students now need to stay in some form of education or training until they are 18. Some will go to college, others take up apprenticeships and many choose to stay in the Academy sixth form to study for A-level subjects. Currently we offer over 20 subjects at GCSE and a similar number at A-level.

CEC Curriculum Statement 2019/20Download
The Cowes Charter is part of our guarantee to you as a Cowes Enterprise College student.

In addition to high levels of attendance and academic progress, you will build a portfolio of experiences throughout the year, based on access to a wide range of experiences to develop both your academic and personal skills to be the best you can be.

The Charter covers five key areas:

  1. Perform for a variety of audiences
  2. Take advantage of enrichment opportunities
  3. Make a contribution to society
  4. Show all round learning
  5. Be involved in the wider life of the school

Year 7 CharterDownload


We also aim to ensure that all students learn how to put into practice our values of Honesty, Empowerment, Awareness, Responsibility and Trust. This takes place in tutor periods and also through our programme of personal, social and health education, which is mostly delivered through social and religious studies. This includes a programme of sex education appropriate to the age of the students. Parents who wish their child to ‘opt out’ of the elements of sex education not required by, for example, the science curriculum, should write to the Principal.