Tottington High School

Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Tottington High school is committed to a curriculum that:

  • Supports pupils to achieve their full potential and to become well rounded, caring individuals, with the skills, attributes, qualifications and experiences to prepare them for their and our futures
  • Supports pupils to become successful learners who enjoy learning; make good progress and achieve excellence.
  • Supports pupils to become successful learners who are resilient, reflective and respectful


At Tottington High School all students study a full range of subjects, which provide an essential basis from which to make their choice in later years.

The subjects studied offer a wide and varied experience of skills and content. Some of these subjects will be new, while others are a continuation of areas already studied in the Primary Schools.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum, choosing during year nine some of the subjects they wish to specialise in for their GCSEs and other relevant courses in years 10 and 11.

Subjects covered include: Art, Technology, English, French or German, Geography, Computing, History, Mathematics, Music, Drama, Physical Education, Religious Education and Science.

The course in Technology involves elements of Resistant Materials, Graphics, Textiles, and Food Technology which enables all students to sample a full range of problem-solving and design activities.

More information for each of the different subjects can be found on the individual subject pages.

Sex Education, with particular reference to the physical and biological changes associated with adolescence, is given in years 7 and 8, as part of the Science courses as part of the tutor program.

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9) students are placed in sets within different subject areas.

Homework is set throughout the school in accordance with School Policy.

At Key Stage 3, all pupils will have maths homework on a Monday, English on Tuesday and Science on a Wednesday.

Thursday will be a vocabulary homework. These may be from any subject and will cover key words/definitions/spellings.

Additionally other subjects may choose to set homework, such as project work or preparation for assessments.

For curriculum enquiries, please contact:
Miss E Guirguis, Deputy Head Teacher.

Get In Touch

Location: Laurel Street, Tottington, Bury. BL8 3HP.

Telephone: 01204 882 327


School Hours: M-F: 8.30am - 3.00pm

Privacy Policy (Excerpt)

Tottington High School collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school. This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. Tottington High School is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is The Lodge Wolstanton High, Milehouse Lane, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire, England, ST5 9JU. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy:

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