Academy Curriculum

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Year 7 and 8 pupils follow the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum. The subjects taught are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Studies
  • Personal/ Social/ Citizenship/ Health Education (PACE)
  • ICT
  • Resistant Materials/ Food Technology/ Textiles

For full course information about the subjects we offer, such as the exam boards or the specific specification for each course, please follow the link below:

The KS4 Course Information for 2016-2017 is below

KS4-Course-Information-2016-17

At the end of Year 8 pupils start Key Stage 4 courses following a core curriculum.

Key Stage 4 Core Curriculum

Subject Qualification
English Language GCSE
English Literature GCSE
Mathematics GCSE
Sciences GCSE
ICT Vocational OCR National
Religious Studies Not Examined
PACE Not Examined
Physical Education Not Examined

Pupils then choose 3 option subjects from the following list to make up the rest of their Key Stage 4 timetable.

Subject Qualification Subject Qualification
Sport Vocational BTEC Geography GCSE
Sociology GCSE Food Technology GCSE
Product Design GCSE Resistant Materials GCSE
Spanish GCSE Drama GCSE
Photography GCSE Art GCSE
Ethics & Philosophy GCSE History GCSE
Media GCSE ASDAN GCSE
Music GCSE French GCSE

Pupils are encouraged to study the English Baccalaureate and the combination of subjects to make this possible is available to all pupils.

The learning of all pupils is complemented by a range of extra-curricular clubs, trips, visits and guest speakers that help enhance and develop the curriculum. This encourages the development of a wide range of valuable skills that mean our pupils are ready for life after Year 11.