Key Stage 3 (Lower secondary)
KS3 is comprised of grades 7 – 9. The grade 7 and 8 curriculum is an extension of that in KS2 that has English, maths and science as core subjects with create arts, computing, humanities, and PE as foundation subjects. In addition, students will study Arabic and French.
In grade 9 students will be prepared for and sit core exams (Cambridge International Exams or Pearson Edexcel) in English, maths, biology, chemistry and physics. Students also have optional subjects that they will sit as IGCSEs in grade 10.
Students in KS3 are expected to have high standards in discipline and motivation, we encourage this by using positive behaviour management and a solid pastoral care programme.
There is a wide range of extracurricular activities including the House competition, student council, charity committee, student magazine, talent show and drama.
This system is a traditional feature of schools in the English-speaking world, particularly in Commonwealth countries, originating in England. The school is divided into subunits called 'Houses' and each student/ class is allocated to one House. We have 4 Houses in Kipling represented by:
House 1: Earth: Colour Green
House 2: Water: Colour Blue
House 3: Fire: Colour Red
House 4: Air: Colour White
This system creates competition, promotes good work and behaviour, encourages teamwork, provides opportunities to take on responsibilities and brings everyone in the school together.