Curriculum Planning

We foster an appreciation of the importance of all individual subjects highlighting links and connections to other subjects studied. Each subject provides a narrative or journey of study detailing the what, why and how of its content and assessment. Subject delivery is collaboratively planned by our expert subject directors and academy department teams. Content is mapped to the National Curriculum and for older students mapped to examination specifications etc.

Our schemes of work are structured to build subject knowledge and skills, revisiting and recapping information to enhance recall and help all students to learn well. In lessons teachers share with students what they are learning, how it will be learned and why it is important. We believe knowledge is powerful when remembered as it enhances our students’ understanding and application of subject specific and transferable skills. Our curriculum prioritises strong literacy and numeracy skills as all children require these core skills to achieve. We operate a knowledge engaged curriculum approach believing subject knowledge supports and strengthens the application of subject skills.

Covid-19 Recovery Adaptation

Year 9 planning is currently under review. GCSE and Level 1 & 2 courses will no longer be studied within Year 9. Year 9 schemes of learning will be adjusted to reflect this and aligned to age related expectations for 2021 Year 9 cohorts moving forward.