Our curriculum is designed to take students from the secure and close-knit feel of good primary schooling to high levels of independent learning
The Academy operates a two year Key Stage 3 where students experience a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes engagement and enjoyment. In Core subjects such as English, Maths and Science, students are grouped by ability and in subjects such as Art, Drama and Music they are taught in mixed ability groups where work is differentiated to meet their needs.
Key Stage 4 starts in Year 9 where students follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, ICT, Physical Education, Personal Development and Religious Education. In Year 9 students have the opportunity to personalise their learning by choosing two Individual Learning Pathways. Within the Pathways they study two subjects and follow externally verified courses such as GCSE and BTEC over the course of one academic year. The curriculum offers great choice and flexibility with students choosing further Learning Pathway courses for Year 10 and 11.
Non-accredited enrichment courses also operate within the Pathways to offer options for students who need to develop skills prior to taking GCSE or BTEC.
Student progress is tracked across all years against target grades. Parents receive regular reports which give information on progress and attitude to learning.