Our curriculum is designed to foster thought, curiosity and a desire for learning in all pupils, regardless of their backgrounds, strengths and needs. It should be a gateway to opportunity and to a fulfilling and prosperous life in modern Britain and beyond.
Our curriculum is broad and balanced, with an emphasis on academic success. We prioritise learning in Literacy, Numeracy, Languages, Humanities and Science. Our curriculum is both coherent and cumulative, with an emphasis on the critical importance of knowledge acquisition.
In line with the Star Quality Standards, the curriculum actively promotes equality for all through both its content and delivery. Full details are contained in the Annual Equalities Statement.
We aim to ensure that all pupils have access to the curriculum and are not disadvantaged by any disabilities or special educational needs. Full details are contained in the SEND Information Report, Policy and Guidance.
Our curriculum aims to:
- Cultivate well-rounded, intelligent and socially-aware pupils
- Mould pupils into good citizens, with a sense of responsibility for their actions
- Encourage civic and social participation within the community
- Promote the development of young leaders
- Allow pupils to develop their individuality
- Empower pupils with the necessary skills and abilities to play a full and inclusive role within society
- Provide a solid foundation for future learning at every stage
- Deliver excellent exam results
At the core of the Academy’s curriculum will be a specialist and obligatory menu at Key Stages 3 and 4 for all pupils of academic subjects leading to the English Baccalaureate and including English, mathematics, sciences, languages, humanities, arts and technology.
Key Stage 3
The Academy operates a two-year Key Stage 3. All pupils will follow a traditional model of study, which involves core and foundation subjects. Pupils are offered extra time for English and Mathematics where necessary.
Subjects Available at Key Stage 3
|English||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Mathematics||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Science||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|History||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Geography||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|French||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Citizenship (PSHE)||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Computing||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Religious Studies||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Physical Education||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Art / Design Technology||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
|Drama||Non-examinable course at Key Stage 3|
For further information about our KS3 curriculum offer, please see our subject pages or contact the school directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Key Stage 4
Pupils make their GCSE choices towards the end of Key Stage 3. Across Key Stage 4, most pupils will follow a combination of subjects which will enable them to achieve the English Baccalaureate, where they are also offered extra time for English and Mathematics if necessary. The primary focus is to ensure that every pupil makes above expected progress in English and Mathematics.
A very small number of pupils will undertake an alternative vocational pathway. This will be a targeted pathway which will ensure SEN pupils, including those supported with an EHC Plan and those newly arrived to the country, are supported in their learning to ensure they make rapid progress. Pupils will complete nationally and industry recognised awards and qualifications, developing a personalised portfolio to include GCSE’s and vocational achievements.
Courses Available at Key Stage 4
|Subject||Course Title||Core/Option||Exam Board||Specification|
|English||GCSE English Language||Core||AQA||8700|
|GCSE English Literature||Core||AQA||8702|
|Mathematics||GCSE Mathematics||Core||Pearson Edexcel||1MA1|
|Sciences||GCSE Combined Science||Core||Pearson Edexcel||1SC0|
|Humanities||GCSE History||Core – pupils study one of the Humanities courses||Pearson||1HI0|
|Languages||GCSE French||Core – pupils study one of the Language courses||AQA||8658|
|Computing||Core – pupils study one of the Computing courses|
|Religious Studies||GCSE Religious Studies||Core||AQA||8062|
|Physical Education||BTEC Sport||Core||Pearson||LX704|
|Art||GCSE Art and Design (Art and Design)||Option||AQA||8201|
|Photography||GCSE Art and Design (Photography)||Option||AQA||8206|
|Drama||GCSE Art and Design (Drama)||Option|
|Food||GCSE Food and Nutrition||Option||AQA||8585|
- For further information about our KS4 curriculum offer, please see our subject pages or contact the school directly at email@example.com.