Key Stage 3 - Years 7 to 9:
We aim to make the transition from primary school as smooth as possible. Teachers from Eastbury meet regularly with primary colleagues to ensure that we are building on the skills, knowledge and understanding that children have already acquired. After being offered a place, our successful transition programme makes students feel welcome and confident members of the school community.
At Key Stage 3 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which is stimulating and challenging. Students experience a variety of learning situations through individualised programmes, group work and whole class teaching.
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is designed to meet students’ needs, whilst providing a balance of core subjects and a wide variety of option choices for different aptitudes and interests. Students can opt to follow traditional academic, applied learning or vocational pathways.
We work closely with local colleges and the Young Apprenticeship Scheme to provide an even greater range of relevant courses based on the world of work.
We are fortunate in having a purpose built Sixth Form Centre comprising of teaching rooms, internet study suites, and communal areas. We work in partnership with three other schools (Jo Richardson, Sydney Russell and Dagenham Park) to provide a wide range of both traditional AS and A Level subjects and vocational courses providing pathways for students at all levels of ability. The majority of our Sixth Formers progress onto courses at a wide variety of universities.
The Sixth Form has its own distinct identity yet remains very much an integral part of the school, and so is well suited to the natural progression of our students from KS4 into KS5. Sixth Form students act as role models for our younger students and take an active part in the wider school community.
Academically, the emphasis is firmly on independent learning. Teachers see their function as guiding the Sixth Form students through their courses, pointing them towards the most suitable reading and web resources. All students are regularly assessed and the data collected is used by their personal Tutor to monitor progress and provide support when necessary.