The College curriculum model aims to provide opportunities for all students to learn and to achieve.
The curriculum we provide is designed to build on the existing strengths, interests and experiences of students that has been developed throughout their time at our partner primary schools, with whom we have excellent links and transition arrangements. As we move through Key Stage 3, students will receive a broad experience of a range of different subjects, in order to expand their horizons and give them a better understanding of essential skills such as literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology. Students are also offered a very wide range of additional sporting, artistic, musical and cultural experiences designed to develop other skills such as leadership, teamwork and empathy.
Throughout the curriculum we aim to provide opportunities to develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This includes providing them with a good understanding of what it means to be both a British and global citizen by looking at issues such as tolerance, equality, democracy and freedom of speech and how to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle.
We will always promote equal opportunities and enable students to challenge discrimination and stereotyping.
The Academy's curriculum will promote students' self-esteem and emotional well-being and help them to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect for themselves and for others either at home, at College, work or in the community. It will develop their ability to relate to others and work for the common good.
We will encourage students to engage with communities, faiths and customs form beyond their own experience and challenge injustice, inequality and extreme behaviour when they encounter it.
The curriculum will take into account that children and young people through the Internet and social media have access to ideas, information and ideology which could place them at risk of harm. Our curriculum will promote discussion of sensitive topics, including terrorism and the extremist ideas that are part of terrorist ideology and learn how to challenge these ideas.
The College has a 'Rewards Culture' where students of all abilities are recognised for the following:
- Participation in activities and sports
- Service to the college or community
- Presentation of work
- Behaviour and Citizenship
- Extra Curricular contribution in Sport, Music, Dance, Drama
Points are recorded on our Class Charts website so that students, tutors and parents can see the progress made by students.