School children by River Thames

London Curriculum - Key Stage 3

We’ve got twenty five units supporting the new national curriculum for a whole range of subjects in key stage 3:

…with even more to follow!

If you’re looking to ignite young people’s thirst for knowledge and help to strengthen their ability to grasp new concepts and ideas, as well as unfamiliar places, times and cultures, the London Curriculum can help you do just that!

These fresh and exciting resources use London as a uniquely rich stimulus for learning, inside and outside the classroom. Hear what some of our teachers have to say about the programme. 

Art

London is an international hub of art. London Curriculum’s art programme allows students to learn about artists inspired by the capital - past and present – and explore the city’s extraordinary architecture, while also developing their own technical skills.

We have three units; Art of Walking, Portraits and Riverscape

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources. 

Riverscape (Art)

Students will explore contemporary artist’s celebration of the Thames that draws on historical events, text and images.
Subject: 
Art

English

London Curriculum’s English programme covers the literature of one of the most written about cities in the world and explores London’s exciting theatre scene.

We have three units; Mysterious Metropolis, The London Limelight and Tales of the River

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources. 

 

Geography

London offers a fascinating exemplar of the shaping of the urban landscape by human and physical processes over thousands of years. London Curriculum’s geography programme introduces students to mapping, exploring their own London neighbourhood and a chance to investigate how ‘green’ London is.

We have three units; Mapping London, My London and Green London?

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources. 

History

The London Curriculum history programme allows you to teach students about the history of their city, their country and its connections with the world.

We have three units; London at War, Social Reform in Victorian London and World City

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources. 

Music

London Curriculum’s music programme teaches about musicians and composers drawn to London. Students will develop their own compositions inspired by the city and its musicmakers.

We have three units; Global City, Sounds of the City and City on the Move

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources. 

PE (Dance)

This unit London Dancing supports the Key Stage 3 PE curriculum and teaches students to connect with dance in London in innovative ways.

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources. 

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

London provides numerous historical and contemporary cutting edge examples of scientists, engineers and mathematicians who have worked in their fields to create innovative solutions to problems throughout the world. Population growth, trade, communication, transport, health, food, water supply and many other aspects of life in London have driven technology based innovations. London Curriculum science, maths, design & technology teaching resources you in teaching students to understand how STEM subjects have shaped many aspects of the city.

The science of the river Thames

  • Biology: The Living River
  • Physics: The Force of the River
  • Design and Technology: Bridging the River

London’s connections

  • Physics: London’s Driving Forces
  • Computing: The Connected City

Health and medical science

  • Biology: Healthy London Living
  • Maths: Healthy London Air
  • Chemistry: Healthy London Water

You can download this sample unit or browse all London Curriculum resources.