Curriculum

The curriculum is based around the national curriculum (2014)

Students access 6 lessons a day. One lesson a day is based around individual EHCP targets and progress. Students transition around the academy to specialist teachers. We have one static Year 7 group.

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 and Swimming
  • 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

During key stage 4 we offer options subjects (see our Key Stage 4 Qualifications and Accreditation page for further information)

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