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The Curriculum

“The curriculum is good and its focus on developing students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is excellent”
Ofsted September 2014

The curriculum enables all young people to become:

• Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
• Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
• Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

“In lessons, students’ positive attitudes shine through.”
Ofsted September 2014

“Teaching is good because it creates opportunities to stretch students, encourage them to work hard and allow them to make good progress. Teachers want students to do their very best”
Ofsted September 2014

In years 7 – 9 (Key Stage 3) every student studies:

English, Mathematics, Science and ICT

Art, Design Technology, MFL, Geography, History, Music, Physical Education, (Foundation Subjects)

All students also study:

Religious Education, Drama, Dance, Citizenship, Careers and PSHE.
PSHE is  taught through six exciting enrichment days. Pupils will enjoy a variety of sessions based around the themes of Personal safety, Health, Work, Finance, Citizenship and Community.  Pupils will be encouraged to research, debate, devise and perform role plays that communicate their understanding of issues that affect us all.


In Years 10 and 11 (Key Stage 4) every pupil studies:

English, Mathematics,Science , RE, PE, PSHE (Citizenship, Sex Education, Careers and Work-related Learning.)
Additionally, students choose to study from the following subjects:

  • Art
  • Business Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Fashion & Textiles
  • Food & Catering
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health & Social Care
  • History
  • ICT
  • Materials Technology
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Visual Communication

“Students’ good behaviour ….. contribute to the good progress they make in lessons. They have a pride in the academy and this is reflected in their work.”
Ofsted September 2014

In the sixth form a wide range of level 3 AS/A2/BTEC/OCR courses are available. We also offer a level 2 course in English and Maths GCSE.
Whilst most of our year 11 students stay on into the sixth form, admission to post 16 courses is not automatic and depends on the students achieving 5 GCSE grades at grade ‘C’ or better and at least a  ‘C’ grade in English.

“Consistently good teaching makes a strong contribution to students’ learning and the development of their higher level skills”

Ofsted September 2014

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