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Curriculum

At Queensbury Academy our curriculum is designed to promote the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, intellectual, personal and physical development of all pupils. The curriculum includes formal lessons and a wide range of extra-curricular activities both within the school day and in the evenings and weekend.

In the organisation and planning of the curriculum we aim to meet the needs of all our pupils so they achieve the best they can. To maximise achievement we will:

  • Emphasise the duty of every pupil to seek and gain knowledge
  • Ensure high quality teaching and learning
  • Emphasise the key skills of communication, numeracy and information technology
  • Use information technology to enhance teaching and learning
  • Extend learning into the community and the world of business and employment
  • Monitor pupil performance and set targets for improvement
  • Encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and improve performance to meet individual targets
  • Support pupils through mentoring, additional study and homework
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to take part in a range of social enterprise, community service and extra-curricular activities

At Key Stage 3 pupils will be taught National Curriculum programmes of study in the following subjects:

  • English, including drama
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Technology and Expressive Arts Carousel (food and nutrition, resistant materials Art, Music, Drama)
  • ICT
  • Modern Languages (Spanish/French)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education

At Key Stage 4 The Academy operates a three-year programme where pupils sit GCSE’s across both Year 10 and 11. Pupils make their GCSE choices towards the end of Year 8. Across Years 9, 10 and 11, most pupils will follow a combination of subjects which will enable them to achieve the English Baccalaureate, where they are also offered extra time for English and Mathematics if necessary. The primary focus is to ensure that every pupil makes above expected progress in English and Mathematics.

A very small number of pupils will undertake an alternative vocational pathway. This will be a targeted pathway which will ensure SEN pupils, including those supported with an EHC Plan and those newly arrived to the country, are supported in their learning to ensure they make rapid progress. Pupils will complete nationally and industry recognised awards and qualifications, developing a personalised portfolio to include GCSE’s and vocational achievements.

At Key Stage 4 pupils will be taught GCSE programmes of study in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Food and nutrition
  • Resistant materials
  • Art (including Photography)
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Computer Science
  • Modern Languages (Spanish/French)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Education
  • Physical Education