In years 7 and 8 every student studies:
Art, Design Technology, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Science.
One lesson of English per week is dedicated to Accelerated Reader in the Learning Resource Centre. All students are tested to determine their reading age and where necessary may be selected to receive intense reading intervention with our specialist Literacy Intervention Co-ordinator.
Some students may also attend lessons in English as an Additional Language and Key Skills, as necessary for their specific needs.
In Years 9 every student studies:
Computing, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Religious Studies and Science.
Students also study a selection from the following taster options in Art, Business Studies, Dance, Drama, Fashion, Food Technology, French, Graphics, Health & Social Care, Material Technology, Media Studies, Music, Spanish and Sport.
For all students in years 7-11 PSHE is taught through three exciting personal development days, appropriate to their year group. Students will enjoy a variety of sessions based around the themes of Personal safety, Health, Relationships, Work, Finance, Citizenship and Community. Students will be encouraged to research and debate topics. Sessions are run by Academy staff, outside professionals such as the police, school nurses, primary care trust and theatre groups. The school are also supported by Street Teams who help us raise awareness and tackle online issues (e-safety) and child sexual exploitation.
“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