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The new KS3 curriculum

How are you going to tackle the changes?

The new National Curriculum for KS3 has now come into effect. We know this is a difficult time for you so we’ve put together this page to help you manage the changes.

Help your KS3 students prepare effectively for the new GCSE

The new GCSE specifications are beginning to come into effect, starting with English and maths in September 2015, and following with further subjects changing in September 2016 (including geography, history, languages, religious studies and science) and 2017.

What can you do to help prepare your KS3 students now?

We're hearing that some teachers are helping their KS3 students prepare for the skills they will need for the new GCSEs by updating their KS3 Scheme of Work, as well as looking to refresh their classroom resources.

If you're thinking about updating your KS3 course, we have a range of resources that will help your KS3 students build the skills and knowledge they need for a smooth transition to GCSE - see below for further information per subject. We have KS3 resources for English, geography, history, languages (French, Spanish and German), maths, RE and science.

Want to discuss your needs further?

 To discuss your specific needs, simply arrange an appointment with your local Educational Consultant. If you're planning to invest in new resources for GCSE and KS3, your local Educational Consultant will be able to give you the best deal.

New resources for KS3 2014

Tricolore 5th edition

An up-to-date French course specifically designed for your high-ability learners

geog.1 Student Book

geog.123 4th edition

The number 1 KS3 course, evolved for today’s teachers and students

KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes Third Edition

Gripping and truly memorable history to inspire your young historians

Nelson Key Geography Foundations Student Book

Nelson Key Geography

The best-selling series, updated for the new KS3 Programme of Study

MyMaths for KS3

A brand new course for the new KS3 curriculum with direct links to MyMaths

STP Maths

STP Maths

Updated for the new Key Stage 3 Programme of Study

Activate cover


A brand new KS3 science course for 2014 with assessment by expert Dr. Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Ignite English

Ignite English

New for KS3 to reinvigorate teaching and learning

Living Faiths

Bring real families of faith into your classroom


Inspire all your 11-14 students with brand new Allez, whatever their starting point at KS3

Find out more


Flexible online lessons, resources and assessment

Kerboodle provides blended, online resources to accompany our new courses for Key Stage 3. Kerboodle is intuitive, customizable and can be accessed online anytime, anywhere.

How do our resources help?

How Activate delivers the curriculum

How Activate delivers (PDF)

See how Activate covers the curriculum changes for 2014 with new content, a new assessment model and Working Scientifically

MyMaths student book 2B

Sample material from MyMaths (PDF)

See whether MyMaths is the course for you and your students with this sample material from Student Book 2B

Ignite English

Key Stage Free (PDF)

Jill Carter, author of Ignite, writes about the greater freedom provided by the new curriculum

Allez Scheme of Work (PDF)

Take a closer look at how Allez delivers through this scheme of work.