Devizes School Learning & Education


There is a national curriculum set for each subject and each year group that ensures children at Devizes School get the best education possible.

Key Stage 3 Overview

The curriculum in KS3 has some key guiding principles:

  • Recognise and build on the KS2 curriculum and therefore maximise learning in KS3.
  • Ensure students are adequately prepared for success in KS4 and beyond.
  • Ensure students are able to have the necessary skills to access the curriculum in KS4 and beyond, such as adequate levels on literacy, numeracy, independence, and extended writing.
  • Ensure the curriculum gives students opportunities for further engagement both inside and outside of school.
  • Ensure the needs of Devizes School students in the ever-changing world in which we live are continued to be met.
  • Ensure students in year 7 are supported in the transition from primary to secondary.
  • Ensure that PP students are supported to succeed in the curriculum.

This is achieved in a number of ways, with a flexible nurture group formed for students with low levels of literacy and students who may find transition difficult. There is also a flexible high-ability group which is formed around greater challenge and potential for the Ebacc route.

KS3 Curriculum Provision September 2018 Download

Options for Year 9

Year 9 Options Evening

Thursday 17th January 2019

6:30 p.m. in the Main Hall

All parents and guardians of present year 9 students are warmly invited to attend the above options evening with their sons and daughters and to support them through their option choices for year 10 and year 11. There will be a series of assemblies, lessons, and sessions over the coming weeks to support them through the process.

Some important dates are highlighted below:

W/C7th January 2019Options Booklet and Letter Regarding Options Evening Sent Home
Wednesday9th January 2019Year 9 Options Assembly
Thursday17th January 2019Key Stage 4 Options Evening 6:30 p.m.
Friday to Tuesday18th January — 22nd January 2019Draft Options to Tutors
Friday to Thursday18th January — 31st January 2019Draft Options Discussed with Tutors
Friday1st February 2019KS4 Final Option Deadline
Monday4th February 2019Final Options Entered Online by Students during Tutor Period

Key Stage 4 Overview

The KS4 curriculum is based on a number of guiding principles:

  • A core curriculum is provided which is essential for all students’ future success.
  • An optional element is provided which is personalised around every student.

Both of these principles give students solid foundations on which to progress to further study and future life.

KS4 Curriculum Provision Download
Options Booklet Download

Changes to Qualifications

GCSEs and A-levels are being reformed into linear qualifications. For further details, including information specific to younger year groups, click the button below.

Qualification Reforms Download
Admissions for 2019/20


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