We provide memorable experiences for learning across a broad and balanced range of subjects. All students in Years 7 to 9 have dedicated Learning to Learn and ICT sessions to enable them to acquire and practise core skills which are essential throughout the curriculum and for effective lifelong learning. All students in Years 7 to 9 experience a broad and balanced curriculum. They study Mathematics, English, Science, Physical Education, ICT, History, Philosophy, Geography, Music, Art and Drama. All students study French with the chance to study Spanish or German as a second language.

 

In Years 7 and 8 students study five Technology areas (Graphics, Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Textiles Technology and Systems & Control) with the chance to specialise in one of these areas in Year 9 in preparation for their GCSE studies. All students have two learning reviews a year with their learning manager and Learning to Learn lessons to ensure the students become lifelong learners. During registration time with their learning manager students take part in active global citizenship and a range of activities including bites, newswatch, online time and assemblies. The school promotes British values and tolerance and diversity. A provision map of how we promote British values can be found here.

Our highly effective Guided Pathways process begins in Year 9. Students are guided into the most appropriate route to ensure the greatest chance of success pre- and post- 16. All students have a careers interview and a ‘Pathways Post 16' interview to ensure appropriate course and career choices. Full details about our curriculum is given in our Guided Pathways booklets which can be found in the Parents section.

The Academy is continuing to use National Curriculum levels for Years 7-9 for 2014-15 despite them no longer being statutory. All subject areas are revising their offer in line with the new National Curriculum as appropriate.

 

GCSE's: Art, Business Studies, Drama, French, Geography, German, History, Media Studies, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Spanish, Computing, Science, Additional Science, Separate Science, Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Textiles Technology, Resistant Materials, Electronics, Food Technology & Graphics.

 

Other Qualifications at Key Stage 4: CoPE, BTEC 1st Childcare, BTEC 1st Performing Arts, BTEC 1st Dance, ICT OCR National, ALAN Tests.