Our curriculum

Our academy aims to ensure that:

– learning is dynamic, engaging and purposeful
– each learner achieves success and is provided with positive experiences
– learners access a broad, relevant and personalised curriculum to suit their own needs
– learners fully access the curriculum irrespective of gender, ethnicity, belief, social or cultural background, academic ability, specialised need or disability.

The curriculum consists of all activities planned by the academy to promote the intellectual, social, moral, spiritual, cultural and physical development of learners with the aim of preparing learners for their life beyond school. Our curriculum is devised and reviewed with reference to national curriculum guidelines.

As part of our careers programme, we ensure that pupils in years 8-11 find out about technical education qualifications and apprenticeships opportunities. Pupils will have the opportunity to hear from a range of local providers about the opportunities they offer – through options evenings, assemblies, group discussions and taster events. Our pupils are also shown how to make applications for the full range of academic and technical courses available to them.

OA-SC KS4 curriculum