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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Intent

 

Our curriculum is rooted in our CARE (Cooperation, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour) values. We aim to ensure that all students achieve their potential by obtaining the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully move through the next stages of their education and their lives having developed the character and confidence to make the most of their opportunities. 

The Curriculum aims to:

  • Allow students to revisit, secure and expand their knowledge and understanding by being well planned and sequenced
  • Ensure aspirational outcomes for students at the end of Key Stages 4 and 5 enabling them to make confident progression
  • Develop student's character so they can become confident individuals who will flourish in all areas of life and provide opportunities for experiences beyond the classroom developing cultural capital

The curriculum intends to:

  • Provide all students with a broad and balanced curriculum throughout their learning journey covering a wide range of disciplines and subjects including following the National Curriculum and the English Baccalaureate where appropriate
  • Enable all students to learn new knowledge and skills and build on their prior knowledge, skills, interests and experiences
  •  Provide students with engaging lessons taught by highly skilled expert teachers who build on students’ existing knowledge and skills to and deepen learning for all students
  • Allow students to learn from mistakes, using assessment at the most appropriate time to identify and address gaps in knowledge
  • Make literacy and reading a fundamental part of life at Queensbury Academy and ensure that all students leave us with the critical literacy skills they will need for successful, confident lives
  • Prepare students for the next phase of their education or employment and life in modern Britain, taking account of pupils’ aspirations, the local, national and global job markets
  • Ensure diversity is celebrated to ensure all students feel welcomed, supported, and valued in the school community

Curriculum Overview

Queensbury Academy Curriculum 2020-21

Key Stage 3 2020-21

Year 7

 

Subject

English

Maths

Science

Computer Science

Geography

History

Languages

Religious Education

Art

Music

Drama

Technology

Life Skills

PE

Hours per 2 week cycle

8

8

6

3

3

3

4

2

2

2

1

3

1

4

 

All students study both French and German in Year 7.

All students study Textiles, Design Technology and Food Technology in Year 7. These are taught on rotation.

Year 8

 

Subject

English

Maths

Science

Computer Science

Geography

History

Languages

Religious Education

Art

Music

Drama

Technology

Life Skills

PE

Hours per 2 week cycle

8

8

6

3

3

3

4

2

2

2

1

3

1

4

 

Students study both French and German in Year 8.

All students study Textiles, Design Technology and Food Technology in Year 7. These are taught on rotation.

 

Year 9

 

Subject

English

Maths

Science

Computer Science

Geography

History

PE

Life Skills

Religious Education

Art

Music

Drama

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Hours per 2 week cycle

8

7

7

2

3

3

3

1

1

1

1

1

3

3

3

3

 

To ensure a broad and balanced curriculum students choose 4 options from the following

 

Year 10

 

Subject

English

Maths

Science

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Life Skills

PE

Hours per 2 week cycle

8

7

10

5

5

5

5

2

3

 

Year 11

 

Subject

English

Maths

Science

Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D

Life Skills

PE

Hours per 2 week cycle

8

7

10

5

5

5

5

2

3

 

Year 9

Core Curriculum

Subject

Maths

English

Science

Ethics

PE

Languages

Geography

History

Computing

PDE

Creative Curriculum

Hours

4

4

4

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

3

Most students study French or Spanish in Year 9. A very small number have additional support for English Language to enable them to become Key Stage 4 ready.

Creative Curriculum

Art and Design Technology

Performing Arts

Enterprise and Digital Technology

Food Technology

Art and Design

Textiles

Music

Drama

Enterprise

Media

Sports Performance

Or students can select one other option from Performing Arts or Art and Design Technology

 

Students pick one subject from each column.

To ensure a broad and balanced curriculum it advised that students only pick one subject from Art or Textiles.