Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 is about building strong foundations. Our Big Idea programme focuses on boosting literacy and numeracy skills and developing confidence in applying these skills. The Student Voice programme enables students to contribute to school life whilst preparing them for bigger arenas. Solid foundations ensuring future success.

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The Big Idea

Measurable progress to catch up and keep up

May I take this opportunity to thank you for delivering The Big Idea this year at The Deanes. The impact data taken from both assessments clearly demonstrates remarkable progress over the course of the intervention. It was clear from the outset our students got a real sense of enjoyment from the sessions; this is particularly impressive as Maths is a subject these Year 7 students struggle to engage with in their normal lessons. We look forward to working with you again next year.”
Deputy Principal, Secondary School, Essex

The Big Idea is for students identified as in need of additional intervention at Key Stage 3 in Literacy and Numeracy. Working with small groups of up to twelve students, we will deliver a bespoke programme built around intervention techniques that the Education Endowment Foundation and the Sutton Trust have identified as ‘high impact’ – collaborative learning, detailed feedback and meta-cognitive and self-regulation strategies.

The Big Idea raises attainment levels, builds confidence and equips students with the skills and knowledge to catch-up ahead of the transition into Key Stage 4.

Beyond the Curriculum

Stretch and challenge!

Our Beyond the Curriculum portfolio is especially designed for those schools who want to offer their students something extra at Key Stage 3. We have two separate programmes available: the AQA Project Qualification (Foundation or Higher) and a City and Guilds Maths programme.

Please talk to us about running other GCSE Programmes as extra-curricular for Key Stage 3.

A one or two year programme, enabling your students to achieve a formal AQA qualification by completing an independent learning project, based on a subject of their choosing.

The aim of the programme is for KS3 students to generate ideas about the huge possibilities the future holds, through the exploration of a range of vocational and intellectual disciplines. We want individuals to identify their own strengths, passions and interests, and develop a range of key skills, such as:

  • Self-management
  • Independent and collaborative working
  • Research
  • Critical thinking
  • Presenting and communicating
  • Reflective practice.

Student Voice Portfolio

Three modules designed to promote Student Voice in your school

Student Voice is seen by Ofsted as an integral part of the school leadership process. It is therefore becoming increasingly important that school councils are both innovative and capable of thinking independently.

Through a range of practical and fun activites, Twenty Twenty Learning can offer you a series of workshops that equip your students with the necessary skills to work effectively as a group, set up research projects, acquire learning observation skills, use their creative and analytical skills to design a future school and improve their communication and presentation skills.

Our porfolio currently includes three different modules, all of which can be booked individually or as a complete package. The modules are:

  • Module 1: Renergising your school council
  • Module 2: Setting up student research groups
  • Module 3: Communication and presentation skills

The students found the day challenging, enjoyable and very relevant to their roles within student voice. At the end of the day they left the workshop feeling more confident and ready to deliver presentations effectively. A fantastic day!” Assistant Headteacher, Secondary School, Buckinghamshire.

Summer Schools

Make this summer count

We ran our very first summer school back in 2005, and have worked extremely hard to improve and adapt our programmes to meet the changing demands of secondary education for transitional students every year since.

We are completely flexible with the duration of our summer school programmes – we plan every element around your needs to guarantee we’re making a genuine, lasting impact.

Choose your summer school to meet your students’ needs:

  • transition points – students moving from primary to secondary, Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4 to 5
  • skills boost programmes – catch-up or masterclasses
  • specialist programmes – for example, our Crime Scene Investigation.

The transition from primary to secondary school is a huge step in every student’s life. They move into a new environment, make new friends and explore the dynamic range of subjects secondary school has to offer.

The experience shouldn’t be daunting but for some students the level of expectation becomes a bit too much. We want to work with you to prepare your students – educating them, enthusing them and ensuring they are ready to embark on this new challenge. Our programmes focus on improving students’ academic skills through a variety of fully interactive, fun, visual and auditory skills-based learning activities.