The curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of students of all abilities, and there is a focus on personalised learning. In some cases, this may mean a greater emphasis on literacy and numeracy. There are classes at the beginning of the Academy Day where students can get additional help with English and Mathematics. For able and talented students there are opportunities for extension so that they are challenged and stimulated. Throughout the year students participate in curriculum focus days where the normal curriculum is suspended and they can study topics outside of or across National Curriculum subjects. Some of these days focus on the specialisms of Music and Mathematics and others mean visits outside of the Academy as part of a rich learning programme.
In Years 7-9 (ages 11-14), the following subjects are taught:
- Design Technology
- Humanities (Citizenship, History, Geography, Religious Education (RE))
- Information and Communication Technology
- Personal, Social and Health Education.
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