The academy has the expectation that all students are capable of achieving the National Standard of five good GCSEs, or equivalent, including English and mathematics. To enable students to be successful they will have the opportunity to personalise their curriculum through flexible grouping in the core and a variety of pathways in the options. To ensure the maximum choice the academy will work with the local colleges and providers to give students access to an increased range of qualifications and experiences.
The academy core curriculum will operate for 16 hours of the week with the other 9 hours a week allocated to options. There are 3 option groups of subjects and each option subject is allocated 3 hours of curriculum time.
The core curriculum will consist of:
English – 4 periods
Maths – 4 periods
Science – 5 periods
Physical Education – 2 periods
Religious Education – 2 periods