Curriculum

The curriculum is based around the National Curriculum (2014).

Students access six lessons a day. One lesson a day is based around individual EHCP targets and progress. Students transition around the academy to specialist teachers. We currently have four static KS3 groups.

Curriculum Plan 2018

Parents Ascent Levels

Key stage 3

Compulsory national curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Humanities (Geography, History, RE)
  • Modern Foreign Language (German)
  • Design Technology including Resistant Materials, Food Technology, Graphics, Textiles
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education including Dance
  • Personal Social Health Sex Education including Citizenship, CEIAG
  • Computing
  • Forest School

Key stage 4

During key stage 4 the compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.

Core subjects are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

Foundation subjects are:

  • Humanities (Geography, History, RE)
  • Computing
  • Physical Education
  • Personal Social Health Sex Education including Citizenship CEIAG

Secondary Curriculum Model

The secondary curriculum model is below and includes the amount of directed lessons per subject.

Year 7 Curriculum Model
English Maths Science Humanities MFL Music PE ICT Art DT PSHE Forest School PLT
5 5 2 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 3
Year 8 Curriculum Model
English Maths Science Humanities MFL Music PE ICT Art DT PSHE Forest School PLT
5 5 2 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 3
Year 9 Curriculum Model
English Maths Science Humanities MFL Music PE ICT Art DT PSHE Forest School PLT
5 5 2 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 3
Year 10 Curriculum Model 
English Maths Science Computing PSHE PE Humanities Option 1 Option 2 IEP
5 5 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 4
Year 11 Curriculum Model
English Maths Science Computing PSHE PE Humanities Option 1 Option 2 IEP
5 5 3 2 1 3 3 2 2 4

If you have any queries regarding our curriculum, please contact us at barbarapriestman@ascenttrust.org