Our aim is to provide a broadly based, balanced and flexible curriculum model across all key stages which meets the needs of all learners, facilitates progress for all students and promotes equal opportunity. In doing so, we try to enhance literacy and numeracy skills across all subjects while providing the opportunity to develop social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness that promotes British values.
All students in Years 7 to 11 have 30 teaching periods a week with each period lasting approximately 50 minutes.
In addition to the timetabled curriculum, students can access a wide range of extra-curricular pursuits and enrichment events that promote sporting, cultural and academic interests.
A key feature of our Year 7 curriculum is that students are taught in the Year Base for most of their subjects but then accessing more specialised areas for specific practical or technological based subjects.
In general, throughout Key Stage 3 students are set according to ability in both English and mathematics. They are also set in most of their other subjects within a broad band of learners and are in mixed groups for PE. We have also established a cross-curricular progamme with design technology, art and performing arts to work collaboratively across these subject areas. In all years, students are following programmes of study that match the new National Curriculum. Details of the subjects can be found by following the links in the Curriculum Plan below.
In Key Stage 4 we have 2 distinct curriculum pathways: English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and Academic Technical (Ac Tech). Details of each pathway can be found by following the links in the Curriculum Plan below.
In Key Stage 5, students enter into our Sixth Form. Most choose a 2 year programme where they study 3 or 4 courses at A Levels, BTEC Nationals or a combination of both. Students study 4 subjects from 5 option blocks in Year 12, some gaining AS accreditation at the half way point. Most then choose to study 3 A level (A2) subjects in Year 13. Any student who has not achieved a C grade in English and/or mathematics on entry to the Sixth Form will be required to undertake a re-sit in these subjects during year 12.
Click here to view:
- The overall Academy Curriculum Plan 2016/17
Key Stage 3 - Schemes of Work
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|English||Literature and Language||view||view|
|Science||Double, Award, Core and Additional||view||view|
|Art||GCSE 3D Art||x||view|
|GCSE Fine Art||view||view|
|Business and Computing||GCSE Computing||view||view|
|GCSE Business Studies||view||view|
|BTEC First Award in Business||x||view|
|BCS Level 2 ECDL Cert in IT Application Skills||view||view|
|Design and Technology||GCSE Catering||view||view|
|GCSE Product Design||view||view|
|BTEC Creative Digital Media||x||view|
|GCSE Philosophy and Ethics||view||x|
|MFL||Entry Level English for EAL Students||view||view|
|Performing Arts||GCSE Music||view||view|
|GCSE Performing Arts - Drama||view||view|
|BTEC Level 2 First Award in Music||view||view|
|Social Sciences||GCSE Psychology||view||view|
|BTEC First Children's Play, Learning and Development||view||x|
|BTEC Level 2 First Award in Health and Social Care||view||view|