Unsworth Academy

Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Key Stage 3

Curriculum Intent

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum intends to:

  1. Establish “foundation building blocks” of knowledge and skills that will enable success at Key Stage 4
  2. Provide immediate “intellectual challenge” to learners so as to stimulate their intelligences.
  3. Generate a “love of learning” in each subject, which manifests in commitment, engagement and aspiration.

At Key Stage 3, learners are divided into two equal ability bands. Groups within these bands may be set on ability or be mixed ability in nature.

SubjectNumber of Hours Per Fortnight
English8 (two of which are dedicated to literacy / reading improvement)
Performing Art2
Religious Education1

GCSE Results 2021


Entering EBacc

EBacc Average Points Score


Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE


Maths 4+ (Standard Pass)

Progress 8 Score

Attainment 8 Score


% Staying in Education or Entering Employment


English 4+ (Standard Pass)

Get In Touch

Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP

Telephone: 0161 796 9820

Email: information@unsworth.shaw-education.org.uk

For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Operations Manager

Privacy Policy (excerpt)

Unsworth Academy 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. 

Unsworth Academy 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 Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. 

The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy, natalie.kennedy@shaw-education.org.uk.   


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