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02/04/20

CDS is looking for a talented and inspirational Lead Teacher of PE https://t.co/lKu9Y5CHq7 https://t.co/rRwOcfd1l1

02/04/20

Another fine example of delicious hospitality Year 9 home learning! https://t.co/PMQhynG12d

02/04/20

Home learning – Year 7 one point perspective artwork https://t.co/OURVOxgF6W

01/04/20

Home learning - A great presentation, identifying the impact of palm oil on the environment. https://t.co/kNFxieTV0f

01/04/20

Home learning – Monday Maths! https://t.co/skO93GNvBK

01/04/20

Some more fabulous creations in hospitality home learning: building skills at home in readiness for Year 10 by making a pie with velouté sauce and a batch of Easter themed cakes. https://t.co/4M5kNAxPFF

27/03/20

Look at this amazing collage produced onto perspex by one of our students in school this week! https://t.co/Tw8mbvKcx9

27/03/20

Science home learning – A task involved making a model of the Earth’s structure from plasticine. https://t.co/nw4EvJUioC

26/03/20

Look at this amazing Hospitality & Catering home learning. Well done - someone's family are in for a treat this evening! https://t.co/vQw189m22D

17/03/20

Money raised for Sport Relief totals £991.31 – Well done everybody and thankyou! https://t.co/USEAlVXQfG

17/03/20

The art department is celebrating the brilliant Frank Stella inspired sculptures from our Year 7 students. https://t.co/wGl7eEHnfq

13/03/20

Look at the amazing work of our Year 11 Masterchefs! https://t.co/6b1SHHy09j

13/03/20

Reminder: Year 9 Parents' Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm

13/03/20

Remember that the Art Department are collecting bottle tops to complete a project with recycled material. Please save and send in! https://t.co/e6Pu1KwPLM

12/03/20

Year 9s visited Kent University for a campus day yesterday. They had a skills based session on what they need in University and toured the site. They completed a photography workshop and took photographs of items and places they thought represented University life. https://t.co/VIM0osETVQ

12/03/20

Year 7 & 8 Netball result against RHA - Year 7 win 9-0 Year 8 win 21-0 Well done CDS girls!

11/03/20

Reminder: Year 9 Parents’ Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm - Ensure appointments are being made or contact the Year team - Mr Shepperson dshepperson.kent.sch.uk or Mrs Knight lknight.kent.sch.uk

11/03/20

A small mixed group of students are working on a sculptural piece relating to “places and spaces” for entry into the Turner Contemporary Portfolio Competition – entries due by end of March. https://t.co/rMnYKKoOlK

11/03/20

“Grease is the word…” Rehearsals continue for July’s musical performance. Every Thursday after school 2.50pm-4.30pm.

10/03/20

Deadline for Year 8 Options forms - Friday 13 March 2020. Please get these in on time or you run the risk of losing out on your preferred options.

10/03/20

Reminder: Year 7 & 8 Netball at CDS v RHA tomorrow, Wednesday 11 March.

10/03/20

Reminder Year 9 Parents' Evening Monday 16 March at 4.30pm. Ensure your child is making appointments and any problems contact the Year team - Mr Shepperson or Mrs Knight.

10/03/20

Tomorrow, Wednesday 11th, some of our Year 9 students visit Kent University - An opportunity to explore the campus and take part in University workshops.

09/03/20

Year 9 Kent University Workshop – Confidence in Public Speaking Students were given a character and had to prepare an argument for keeping their place on a hot air balloon, which was then presented to the rest of the class. These included Walt Disney and Donald Trump! https://t.co/4gqBeVpLHQ

09/03/20

Sport Relief – This week a “dance off” is being held daily. Students can go along at lunch time and “bust some moves” with Tik Tok for a small donation to this worthy cause. Watch this space for the total raised at the end of the fundraising! https://t.co/x3t3sLCjKw

09/03/20

Year 7 Rugby at Sandwich tomorrow, 4pm against Sandwich, King Ethelbert, RHA, Dover Christ Church

09/03/20

Year 7 & 8 Girls Netball at home against RHA on Wednesday. Girls, check the team sheets please!

06/03/20

Countdown to CDS Cultural Capital days 2nd and 3rd April: Year 7 visit Kent County Cricket ground Year 8 visit Howlett's Wildlife Park Year 9 Historians visit Leeds Castle Year 9 Geographers visit the O2 and QE Park, London Year 10 visit the Olympic Park, Stratford

06/03/20

"Grease is the Word" Countdown to Grease the musical at CDS in July. Rehearsals every Thursday 3pm-4.30pm

05/03/20

Countdown to Year 9 Parents' Evening, Monday 16th March 4.30pm. Ensure that your child is making appointments! Any problems, contact the Year team.

05/03/20

World Book Day focused on “reading is power” and “get social”. Homework is set on ShowMyHomework for Y7-9 to write a review of one of the reading texts that they have read. Closing date, last day of term. Prizes on offer! https://t.co/d8KUr5iC4Z

05/03/20

Year 10 students took part in a ‘Degree in a Day’ with CCU. They undertook a variety of activities to experience how they would study and research the psychology of video game addiction. Students then presented their work and findings to the group. https://t.co/cCgipJ5bLu

05/03/20

7 Things You should know about the teenage brain https://t.co/cTNfPfCxgn

05/03/20

Young Minds Parents Helpline is available to offer advice to parents and carers worried about a child or young person under 25 https://t.co/enUzC4N6L3 https://t.co/CDgvMBeO6P

04/03/20

CDS have a daily Mindfulness Club that runs at lunch times. Students should speak to Mrs Knight for more information.

04/03/20

Support your child with anxiety issues. https://t.co/z2W7rO9oYe

04/03/20

Need help understanding your teenager's brain? Check this out ... https://t.co/EZlawDUjZA

04/03/20

Support your child with developing strong self-esteem. https://t.co/tMOxSrnNLW

04/03/20

At CDS we have a team of Peer Mentors in Year 10 and 11 that support, and mentor, Year 7 and 8 students. https://t.co/n1w7FTwcSG

03/03/20

Rugby update: Year 7 & 8 played training games against Royal Harbour – results were very close!

KS3 Curriculum – exciting new learning pathways

This page of the website provides a guide to the new learning pathways offered at KS3. We do not believe in a “one size fits all” approach.  We ensure that each pupil has a tailored curriculum as far as possible to meet their needs, aptitude and interests. Each pathway is designed to maximise student progress at KS3 and KS4.

There are 3 learning pathways:

a) The English Baccalaureate (EBacc), “Grammar Stream” pathway

b) The “Main” pathway

c) The “Secondary Ready” pathway

It is important that every student follows the most appropriate learning pathway that meets their needs and reflects their prior attainment and progress to date. The learning pathway should provide sufficient pace and challenge to learning and reflect the student’s individual interest, talents and academic ability. All pathways provide each student with a broad and balanced curriculum at an appropriate pace and pitch of learning to ensure all students make expected or more than expected progress at KS3. Students in the Grammar Stream and Main Pathway study English, Mathematics and Science at the same time and are in sets based upon ability and progress within each subject regardless of their learning pathway.

KS3 is studies in 2 years with KS4 courses starting at the beginning of Year 9.

 

Pathway A – The English Baccalaureate (EBacc), “Grammar Stream”

This is an exciting new curriculum pathway designed to provide further challenge and extension to your child’s learning in preparation for study at GCSE in Y9. This is the most prestigious learning pathway offered and will lead to the English Baccalaureate qualification in Y11. The EBacc pathway provides students with a broad range of academic subjects upon which to build any future career options.

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, Spanish, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and PE.

 

Pathway B – The “Main” Pathway

This is an exciting new curriculum pathway designed to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is both challenging and stimulating. Like the “Grammar Stream” students study a broad range of academic subjects except instead of studying Spanish students have extra curriculum time in the Creative Arts, such as Dance, Drama and Music.

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and PE.

 

Pathway C – The “Secondary Ready” Pathway

The “Secondary Ready” Learning Pathway is an exciting new curriculum pathway designed to further support your child through their secondary education. The curriculum based offer will focus on literacy and numeracy allowing your son/daughter to gain the essential skills necessary to achieve in secondary school.

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Computer Science, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Design Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Dance and PE.

However, this alternative pathway is taught slightly differently with extra essential lessons in Mathematics and English and project-based learning in Humanities and Performing Arts with a literacy focus.

 

These changes at KS3, along with other changes at the School, provide huge opportunities for students to make outstanding progress and achieve their full potential at both KS3 and KS4.