Learning:  Key Stage 3  

Key stage 3 builds the foundations for lifelong learning. Each subject has clear progression routes to ensure that students meet their age related expectations. We initially develop the grammar of each subject: the knowledge and skills needed as building blocks for future learning. Upon a solid foundation we can encourage students to develop the dialectic of each subject, creating links between pieces of knowledge and creatively using skills to learn more. Students can then learn how to express themselves within each subject area, creating a specific rhetoric with which they can share their learning at a high academic level.  

Turton Scholars' Pathway

At Turton we recognise that all students are different, they have unique talents, personalities and abilities.

Thus within a comprehensive education we must cater for these differences, ensuring that all students are given the best possible education we can offer by catering for varying needs and eventualities.

As part of our on-going commitment to our highest academically achieving students, we have designed a rich curriculum aimed at stretching students in all aspects of their education. 


This curriculum provides students with many opportunities to excel.

Learning:  Key Stage 4


At Turton we provide the young people in our care with a high quality education that is broad, purposeful and balanced. An education that affords our students a means to attaining the future they dream for themselves; as well as a breath of knowledge and understanding to take out into the world.


As reflected in the examination results for 2019, our GCSE successes replicate our commitment to both the more traditional academic subjects and the arts and creative curriculum.

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    Key Stage 4 results (end of secondary school)


    81% of our young people left with a grade 4 or above in English with over 63% gaining grade 5 or above.


    In Mathematics over 73% of students left with grade 4 and 53% with grade 5.


    There were excellent results in French with over 78% getting a grade a grade 5 or above, whilst over 83% achieved grade 4 or above; in Spanish over 89% achieved above grade 5 and over 90% Grade 4 or above.


    98% of our biology students gained a grade 5 or above.


    In drama 80% left with grade 5 or above; whilst In PE 98 % achieved grade 4 and 93% grade 5 and above.


    69% of our cohort left with grade 4 or above in both English and mathematics; whilst 46% left with grade 5 or above in both. 


    Our provisional progress 8 is -0.13, which reflects our commitment to inclusivity and to a broad and balanced academic curriculum.  The Ebacc average point score (APS) was 4.49. 


    Our Attainment 8 score is 49.03. 56% of students achieved the English Baccalaureate qualification in comparison to a National Average of 39%


    91% of students remained in education. 


    Our sixth form is, again, a mix of successful traditional A’ Level subjects and Level 3 BTEC awards in subjects such as Health and Social care.


    81% of our Government and politics students, 89% of our English Literature students, 85%  of our FE students and 88% drama students achieve A*- B


    Subject Overviews

    In Key Stage 4, your child will study a mix of compulsory and optional subjects. In addition, pupils have to take careers education and work-related learning.

    For an overview of the KS4 curriculum, please download the presentation given to parents on the KS4 Curriculum Information Evening this year.

    Support with Examinations

    In order to prepare thoroughly for each students' exams, we have consolidated a list of resources to help with planning and revision.

    Sixth Form College

    We offer a range of A Level and BTEC courses, all of which can be found in our prospectus. In addition we have a wide and varied tutorial programme and the opportunity to do an EPQ. We also have various staff and student led supra curricular activities including MedSoc, and Aim High for those thinking about very competitive fields.


    Over 70% of our students apply to university, and an increasing number are taking up higher level apprenticeships.


    If you have any questions about the curricular provision please email balik@turton.uk.com

    Key Stage 5 Summer 2022 results


    A* - B = 65%          A* - C = 84%           A* - E = 99%