We view the Curriculum as the sum total of all the learning experiences within the Academy not simply the identifiable subjects. Consequently, the learning programmes extend beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum and subject boundaries, intending to fully develop our young people so that they may successfully contribute to a modern and increasingly global society.
There is a clear focus upon the core subjects:
With a strong emphasis on:
- Art & Design
- Foreign Languages
The educational experience is further enhanced through the Humanities, Performing Arts, and Physical Education & Sport along with other Cultural, Enterprise and Personal Challenge activities. In addition to examination qualifications, students are able to gain accredited awards through national schemes across a wide range of activities.
During their early years at the Academy students follow programmes of learning which build upon their previous experiences from Primary School. New and exciting subjects not previously studied at Primary School are also introduced.
Students build upon their experiences from the early years at the Academy studying for GCSE, and vocational qualifications during Key Stage 4 (13/14 - 16 age range). Beyond 16 the Academy offers a distinctive curriculum which includes AS and A2 Level courses along with a well-developed core curriculum. The emphasis throughout the 13 – 19 Curriculum retains a strong commitment to Mathematics, Science, Technology and Information Communication Technology. As in the induction and transition years into the Academy other subjects are studied to ensure that students experience a broad education. Throughout the curriculum all students take part in work related learning and placement activities. As a result each student has a broad foundation which over time is increasingly personalised to fully release the potential and to meet the ambition and aspirations of the individual.