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Our Learning

Our ambitious curriculum is aimed at closing the attainment gap that many of the pupils have when they join the academy.

All students follow the full National Curriculum and have opportunities to explore a broad range of topics and subjects.  At GCSE students have access to a range of GCSE’s including English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Sciences as well as a range of options subjects.

Below is a brief overview of each Key Stage and what you can expect.

Key Stage 2 – Every Key Stage Two class has their own allocated ‘pod’. Each classroom provides multiple environments with a main learning area, arts and crafts area, a small group calm room/class reading corner, and an individual calm zone with sensory input and an outside area. The curriculum focuses on engagement and a love for learning through a rounded and enriched curriculum. Pupils will cover the National Curriculum which will incorporate British values, RSHE, SMSC and Citizenship.

Key Stage 3 – Pupils are grouped in their individual year groups. Learning covers the National Curriculum. Year 9 pupils will also be able to try out different options and vocational subjects to prepare them for choices in Key Stage 4. 

Key Stage 4 – Pupils in years 10 and 11 are taught in separate year groups. Pupils in KS4 can work towards a range of qualifications including GCSE, Functional Skills and Vocational qualifications. We follow pupils’ interests and future career choices and provide additional relevant qualifications where possible.

Key Stage 5 – Our Key Stage 5 offer is bespoke to each pupil. Pupils are offered qualification and accreditation which builds on prior learning in both core subject areas and vocational learning. Pupils also continue to undertake sessions addressing wellbeing, personalised support and future options.