The academy curriculum aims to meet the individual needs of each student to ensure that they make good progress during their time here. As well as varied and exciting lessons, we offer a wide range of support opportunities as part of our ‘Out of Hours’ provision.
On entry to the academy, students are divided into ability sets based on a combination of their Key Stage 2 data and their performance demonstrated during the Year 6 Transition Project, which takes place in the Summer Term preceding their admission.
Key Stage 3 - A broad curriculum is taught which includes English, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, IT, History, Geography, Religious Education, French, German or Spanish, PE, Art, Music and Drama. In the Spring Term of Year 9, students will chooose the subjects they wish to take at Key Stage 4. However, for some of the mandatory subjects, teaching will have already started for the Key Stage 4 curriculum.
Key Stage 4 - A broad suite of subjects at both GCSE and Level 2 BTEC are offered. Students can choose from these subjects, in addition to continuing to study English, Mathematics, Science and Core PE. Students are guided to choose subjects that they have already shown good progress in, and consider other subjects which are on first offer at KS4.
Key Stage 5 - We offer a variety of both A-level and Level 3 courses and further details can be found in the Sixth Form Prospectus.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education - An ‘in-house’ PSHE curriculum is delivered across all year groups, with a focus on promoting British Values.
Out of Hours Learning
Significant levels of progress are made by the end of Key Stage 4 - well above the national average. This is largely due to the dedication of staff who are more than happy to go the extra mile and provide a number of “Out of Hours” learning opportunities for the students. These are in addition to the traditional extra-curricular activities. Key stage 4 students, in particular, are able to attend bespoke revision classes, Saturday morning workshops and take part in Business Enterprise sessions.
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