Curriculum Intent and Implementation

Intent

Knowledge has the power to transform and enrich lives. It helps us to make sense of the world, to appreciate human creativity and achievement and to become educated citizens who contribute to society. We therefore believe that every one of our students, regardless of background, is entitled to encounter the best that has been thought, said and done through a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum. We believe that knowledge is not limited to the national curriculum; that enrichment and cultural capital are the keys that unlock a world of potential and give our students a voice. 

We firmly believe that every student is unique, we have high ambitions for all of our children and know that our curriculum needs to reflect support and challenge for all types of learners from all start points.

Implementation

Our Academy curriculum is therefore built to ensure that students at key stage three experience a broad range of subjects that support well informed and guided decisions about specialist courses at GCSE level and beyond. 

We work with our teachers and subject specialists to constantly reflect on and adapt the content of their curriculum to deliver both the declarative knowledge and the procedural knowledge that informs today's study for tomorrow's world.

In year 7, 8 and 9 students study:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • SPHERE
  • Spanish
  • Computing
  • Food Technology
  • Design Technology
  • Media Studies

More detailed information about the content of these programmes of study are available via the individual subject links on the website.

Once students reach Year 9 they pick their 'options' subjects which must include the full EBACC and are available in more detail under the 'options' section on the website.