KS3 Threshold Knowledge

For the topics of learning within each subject we have identified the key knowledge and skills which students need to secure to give them a firm foundation on which to build further learning. We refer to these as threshold knowledge and it is our intention that every student secures the threshold knowledge to make outstanding progress through the curriculum. 

We believe that the form in which feedback and assessment takes place must be specifically related to the individual subject therefore subject teachers use a range of strategies to assess students’ progress using the threshold knowledge. 

We have included below the subject threshold knowledge for the topics of learning covered during the autumn, spring and summer term. You can support your son/daughter’s progress by regularly discussing the threshold knowledge with them to help them to remember what they have learnt. To assist you in supporting your son/daughter with any areas for development we have signposted resources and links for each subject below.