Our curriculum is broad, balanced and cohesive. We have personalised learning pathways that will empower and prepare our students for the 21st century.

Underpinned by our core values, the curriculum provides a wide range of subjects and opportunities which meet the needs of all of our students. We want The Kingsway Academy students to be enthusiastic about their learning and develop a thirst to learn more. We recognise that our curriculum extends beyond the classroom.

Year 7

Initially, students are taught in form groups in the main.    Assessments take place during the first term in many subjects and as a   result, groups are set by ability in English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, French/German, History and Geography.

Learning Support is provided in all subjects for students with Special Educational Needs, together with additional lessons in Basic Skills.  Lessons per fortnight are: English, Mathematics, Science, IT, History, Geography, French/German or Basic Skills Programme, Design Technology, PE, Music, Art, PSHCE, Dance/Drama and PER (Philosophy, Ethics and Region) in line with National Curriculum guidelines. In addition, the New Secondary Curriculum means all Year 7 students have Themed lessons with a cross-curricular approach. The emphasis will be to develop a range of skills such as developing leadership, thinking, listening, literacy and numeracy skills amongst others.

English

Geography

Maths – Curriculum Map

Maths – Programme of Study

PE

RE

Science Half Term 4

Science Half Term 5 

Science Half Term 6

Spanish

Year 7 Reading List

Year 8

Most subjects are taught in setted ability groups. Lessons per fortnight are: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, French/German or Basic Skills Programme, Design & Technology, ICT, PE, Music, Art, PSHCE, Dance, Drama and PER (Philsophy, Ethic and Region). Learning Support is provided across the curriculum, see above. Year 8 students also follow a thematic curriculum for some lessons

English

Geography

Maths – Curriculum Map

Maths – Programme of Study

PE

RE

Science Half Term 4

Science Half Term 5

Science Half Term 6

Spanish

Year 8 Reading List

Year 9

Most subjects are taught in setted ability groups and students are prepared for early entry to GCSE and BTEC in some subjects. Lessons per fortnight are: English, Mathematics, Science, History, ICT, Geography, French/German or Basic Skills Programme, Design & Technology, PE, Music, Art, PER (Philsophy, Ethic and   Region), PSHCE, Dance, Drama.  Learning   Support is provided across the curriculum.

Students, who are experiencing difficulty in adjusting to work, may be invited to continue learning in the Student Support Centre, where they continue to study the full range of National Curriculum subjects.

English

Geography

History

Maths Foundation

Maths Higher

PE

RE

Science

Spanish

Year 9 Reading List

Years 10/11

All students follow a balanced curriculum leading to GCSE, Applied GCSE, BTEC or NVQ qualifications. In most subjects, groups are setted by ability. Lessons per fortnight are: English, Mathematics, Science, ICT, PE, PER (Philsophy, Ethic and Region) and PSHCE, in addition the students take four optional subjects.

Additional Science Year 11 

Art Year 10

Art Year 11 

English Year 10

English Year 11

French Year 10

French Year 11

GCSE Media Studies

GCSE Media Studies – Unit 2: Understanding the Media – Assignment Plan

Geography Year 10

Geography Year 11

RE Year 10

RE Year 11

History Year 10

History Year 11

Maths Foundation Year 10

Maths Foundation Year 11

Maths Higher Year 10

Maths Higher Year 11

PE Year 10

PE Year 11

Separate Science Year 10

Separate Science Year 11 

Separate Science and Trilogy Year 10

Trilogy Year 10

Years 10/11 Reading List

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education

At The Kingsway Academy we recognise that the personal development of students, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve.

We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures.

The Academy hosts and arranges a variety of activities which promote SMSC values to our students, these include: visits to places of worship; food bank collections; participation in the Green Flag school initiative; a democratically elected Student Council; whole school assemblies and thought of the week activities exploring current issues.