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Curriculum Overview

The Academy offers a wide range of high quality academic and vocational courses. The curriculum for each Key Stage is outlined below whilst details of the subjects and examination courses currently on offer at the Academy can be obtained by contacting the Academy. Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE) is delivered through a combination of discrete lessons, the Tutorial Programme and a range of "drop down days" that run during the course of each year.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum (Years 7,8 and 9)
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is followed by students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Following their admissions tests for the Academy, Year 7 students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups tutor groups. However students are then placed in the apporpraite sets determined by these tests for the core subjects (English, Maths and Science).

Yr7 Curriculum


Subject time allocation expressed as % of a total curriculum for Year Group

Yr7_Curriculum

Curriculum expressed as % of the total and the actual number of 50 minute lessons per week

English Maths Science MFL Geography History RE PE Art DT Dance Music
5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
18% 14% 14% 11% 7% 7% 7% 7% 4% 4% 4% 4%

 

Yr8 Curriculum


Subject time allocation expressed as % of a total curriculum for Year Group

Yr8_Curriculum

English Maths Science MFL Geography History RE PE Art DT Dance Music
5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1
18% 14% 14% 11% 7% 7% 7% 7% 4% 4% 4% 4%

 

Yr9 Curriculum


Subject time allocation expressed as % of a total curriculum for Year Group

Yr9_Curriculum

English Maths Science MFL Geography History PE Art DT RE Dance Music
5 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
17% 14% 14% 10% 7% 7% 7% 7% 7% 3% 3% 3%

 



Key Stage 4 Curriculum (Years 10 and 11)
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is followed by Years 10 and 11. The Academy offers a wide range of academic and vocational courses. All students are given options, advice and guidance and then make their choices during the Spring term in Year 9.

The Academy tries as far as possible to cater for all subject choices within the timetable, but if only a small number of students express preferences for a Key Stage 4 course it may not be possible to offer the course. Some subjects may also be oversubscribed, in which case students will be selected according to their aptitude and attitude to learning.

Yr 10 Curriculum


Yr10_Curriculum

Curriculum expressed as % of the total and the actual number of 50 minute lessons per week

Science English Maths Option A Option B Option C Option D PE
6 5 5 3 3 3 3 2
20% 17% 17% 10% 10% 10% 10% 7%
Option A Option B Option C Option D
Art Business Studies Art Geography
Business Studies Business Studies (B) Food Technology History
History Drama Geography ICT
ICT French Hair & Beauty Media Studies
Media Studies Food Technology PE GCSE Music
Motor Vehicle History Resistant Materials Motor Vehicle
PE ICT Religious Education Spanish
  PE GCSE Spanish  
  Religious Education    
  Spanish    

Year 11


 

Yr11_Curriculum3

Curriculum expressed as % of the total and the actual number of 50 minute lessons per week

Science English Maths Option A Option B Option C MFL PE
6 5 5 3 3 3 3 2
20% 17% 17% 10% 10% 10% 10% 7%
Option A Option B Option C
Art Art Business Studies (B)
Business Studies Drama Geography
Drama Geography History
Geography History Vocational IT
ICT Media Studies Motor Vehicle
Media Studies Music Performing Arts
  Music PE GCSE