Curriculum

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum throughout the academy, providing students with a wide range of subjects.

Our Key Stage 3 provision is largely covered during years 7 and 8 with many subjects commencing GCSE courses at the beginning of, or during, year 9.

Subjects covered in years 7 and 8 include:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Studies
  • DT
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sport and Fitness
  • Spanish/Italian
  • Computer Science
  • PHSE (Personal, Health and Social Education) is taught through our coaching time programme in all year groups.

Exam options

These are selected during year 8 and commenced in year 9. Information regarding options is sent home to parents and then an options meeting will be held with each family during Academic Mentoring Day with a senior member of staff.

We offer an extensive list of options and then run the courses that have the highest take up each year. We aim to give students their first choices whenever possible.

Options on offer do change each year but may include any of the following:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Latin
  • Additional languages
  • IT
  • Business Studies
  • Religious Studies
  • Citizenship
  • Health and Social Care
  • Child Development
  • Product Design
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Media
  • PE
  • Statistics

Core subjects at Key Stage 4 are:

  • Maths
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Sciences – including separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for more able groups
  • History or Geography
  • Spanish/Italian or another modern foreign language
  • Sport and Fitness
  • PHSE (taught through coaching time)
  • Religious Studies (taught through dropdown days)

The vast majority of our students pursue GCSE courses with a very small minority of vocational courses being offered as appropriate.

Homework

For further information see the homework page.

 

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