Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 comprises Year 7, 8 and 9 of the senior school. Students will now have specialist teachers for each of their subjects.

Subjects taught in years 7, 8 and 9 (Key Stage Three) are:

  • English Language and Literature
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • PSHEE

There are also classes of Supplementary and Complementary English for those who need it from Year 9 to Year 11.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, students begin to specialise a little more. English, French, Mathematics, Spanish, History and P.E. continue to be compulsory subjects, but students can also choose up to four of the following subjects: Art (GCSE), Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Geography, Latin, Physics, Music for their options with at least one of these being a science subject.

In all these subjects, they start a two-year preparation for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams which are taken at the end of Year 11. Towards the end of Year 11 students will choose the subjects which they wish to study for A level in the sixth form.

Runnymede Options website

This website provides information to help students make decisions with regard to their options at IGCSE, A level and beyond. The password is available from teachers.