Curriculum

Our broad curriculum meets the needs of students of all abilities and aptitudes. Our curriculum offers a strong focus on personalised learning and learning pathways. Each learning pathway allows students to learn at the right pace for them, with continuous assessment of progress and support to maximise attainment. In addition to their academic subjects, all students will experience a range of lessons and activities on Personal Health and Social Education (PHSE), citizenship, careers and healthy living.

Curriculum:

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Our 2020/21 curriculum is currently being developed and will be launched on January 28th 2020 at our Year 8 Pathway Evening.

We look forward to welcoming all Year 8 students/parents/carers.

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Key Stage 5

 

Key Stage 3

(Years 7 and 8)

At Key Stage 3 we provide a broad range of subjects for our students to follow. This ensures students are well prepared for the subjects they may choose to study at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Students follow distinct learning pathways depending upon their personal needs to ensure everyone is able to reach their full potential. The emphasis for Key Stage 3 is on developing the core skills and academic understanding which will enable students to be confident, successful learners in the future.

All our students will study the core subjects of English, Maths, Science, Computing, Philosophy and Ethics, Physical Education and Technology (Food Technology and Design & Technology). In addition our students will be offered offered a wide range of additional subjects including Humanities (History, Geography, RE ), Modern Languages(Spanish),  Art, Textiles, Music and Drama. Students will be encouraged to take part in extension activities including vocational opportunities and personal development courses for example, dance/sport leadership and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Assessment

Assessment for Learning takes place on a daily basis throughout all lessons. It is embedded in classroom activities tailored to suit the needs of all students; teacher, peer and self-assessment of class and homework; valuable and constructive feedback; and challenging and stimulating lessons. Formal (or summative) assessment takes place every half-term when your son/daughter will be given a formal assessment of their learning (this may be in the form of an end of topic test, a task designed to test their knowledge of a particular topic or an APP commonly used in English, maths and science).

Recording

Your son/daughter’s attainment is logged and tracked by classroom teachers and Learning Leaders on a weekly basis. Your son/daughter’s assessment levels are centrally collated and a Progress Report will be sent to you after this data is collected.

Reporting

You will be sent a Progress Report each term which will state your son/daughter’s target and current levels in all subjects. It will also state an effort level and what their attendance is. You will be sent an End of Year Report which will provide more detailed feedback on your son/daughter’s attainment this year. There will also be an opportunity for you to meet subject teachers and discuss your son/daughter’s attainment on an individual subject level.

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Key Stage 4

(Years 9, 10 and 11)

Our 2020/21 curriculum is currently being developed and will be launched on January 28th 2020 at our Year 8 Options evening.

We look forward to welcoming all Year 8 students/parents/carers.

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Key Stage 5

(Years 12 and 13)

NDA16+

Students are able to make the smooth transition from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 within the academy.  Our sixth form offers both traditional A Level subjects and vocational courses that allow students to achieve the qualifications needed to access the most prestigious universities and highly competitive careers. Sixth formers learn in a mature and responsible environment which allows them to develop their personal skills, confidence and aspirations.

For further information about our sixth form offer please see our NDA16+ section.

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