3 Curriculum

3. Curriculum:

  • Overall curriculum structure is directed by the government and the National Curriculum;
  • All students have an entitlement to study a broad curriculum;
  • Academy discretion can be used, especially in Key Stage 4 where option choices are made, to tailor the curriculum to a student’s needs;
  • The academy fully consults with parents at the time of making Key Stage 4 choices and offers a range of subjects to meet students’ needs as is reasonable – this varies depending on cohort and curriculum changes;
  • Differentiation is the responsibility of all teachers. Informed by the data and information on each student, subject teachers plan for and deliver using different styles of teaching and meeting individual needs through a range of strategies;
  • Especially within core subjects groups are set within ability bands and this leads to differentiation to the levels students are working at using quality first teaching and ensuring that targets are stretching and attainable.