Curriculum

Our curriculum reflects the our Ways of Being. Whatever we do, they are they way that we do it:
Banner showing our Ways of Being- read Be yourself, always. Do what matters most. Show you care. Succeed together.

Be yourself, always. Do what matters most. Show you care. Succeed together.

Year 7 – 9

In Year 7 – 9 students will study English, maths, science, PE & nutrition, history, geography, RE, citizenship (including careers, politics and PSHE), art (including visual arts, drama and music), technology (including computing, ICT and resistant materials), and a modern foreign language (Spanish).

Year 10-11

In Year 10 – 11 students will study 9 GCSEs (or equivalent). Most students will study the EBacc suite of subjects (English, maths, science, history or geography, and a modern language), giving them a wide range of opportunities later in life.

In addition to the EBacc suite of subjects, students will be able to choose 2 other GCSEs or equivalent

Careers

Our careers program provides equality of opportunity and equality of access for all of our students, giving them personal and professional skills and experience that they need to succeed in life. We have a careers advisor who will support students throughout their time at the academy, so that they can achieve success in whichever career path they choose.

Induction for new students

At the start of the academic year our students have an induction week, where we explain learning habits and expectations. Having a well planned induction allows everyone – staff, students and parents, to make a great start to the new school year.

In Year 7, induction week also allows for baseline assessments to be completed and for staff to plan lessons in response to the data that is gathered.

Extra-curricular

Electives are our period 5 school clubs. All students are expected to choose new electives each term. Our student leadership team help choose the options available.

Below is an example electives timetable:

Be Yourself, Always– activities where students express themselves and try out new things.

  • Photography
  • Sports
  • Coding
  • Orchestra
  • Sewing club
  • Floristry

Do What Matters Most– opportunities for personal and academic growth.

  • Debating
  • Student leadership team
  • Campaign club
  • Model UN

Show You Care – voluntary and philanthropic activities.

  • Fundraising
  • Young Librarians
  • Allotment
  • Partnership with local care home
  • Litter picking club
  • Peer mentoring

Succeed Together – opportunities for personal and academic growth.

  • Interventions
  • Lecture series
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Young Enterprise
  • Maths, Literature and Science club

The Young Co-op Members Award

The Young Co-op Members Award means every student at the academy will gain a broad range of experiences centred around our Ways of Being.

Every student in the academy will be supported to achieve at least the bronze young co-op members award.

Find out more about the Young Co-op Members Award.