Curriculum

Curriculum  

What we mean by ‘curriculum’

The curriculum is the knowledge  and skills that pupils are expected to learn as they progress through our school.  The curriculum includes every learning experience a pupil has throughout their time at the Academy.  This is provided through lessons as well as through our enrichment programme which includes: a programme of collective worship, extended learning days, visits and journeys, sports, competitions, visiting speakers, careers programme and tutor time.

 

Curriculum Statement – ‘Life in all its fullness’

We want pupils to develop a positive attitude to life and learning, with a will to solve problems, the resilience to do so and the ability to work well with others.  We want all our pupils to approach the process of learning with confidence and independence, gaining a broad knowledge of all subject areas and the skills necessary for lifelong learning.

Our curriculum will develop a sense of awe and wonder that secures a joy for learning.

Our curriculum will be inclusive and support children to do more than they thought possible.

Our curriculum will develop children’s talents.

Our curriculum will allow children to discover new interests.

Our curriculum will open children’s minds.

Our curriculum will build resilience.

Our curriculum will empower children to make informed decisions.

Our curriculum will be delivered by experts.

Our curriculum will be broad, balanced and stretching.

Our curriculum will be relevant and contextual.

Our curriculum will be rich in knowledge and skills, secured through application developing understanding.

Our curriculum will allow children to seek meaning and achieve personal growth.

Our curriculum will be progressive so that it logically builds knowledge, skills and understanding by stage.  

     
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Curriculum Intent

By the time they leave Sarum Academy our pupils will be able to read, write, speak and listen effectively.  Pupils will be able to ask questions confidently with an enquiring mind and solve mathematical and scientific problems.  We expect them to be able to express themselves imaginatively and in creative ways through the Arts.  Pupils will be reflective, adaptive, resilient and positive in their mind-set.  They will make informed choices that effect positively on their own wellbeing.  We expect our pupils to understand the difference between right and wrong,  to appreciate other cultures and traditions and to respect others.  Through their participation in active citizenship and collaboration our pupils will make a difference to their community and society.

 

Engaging and stimulating – Curriculum delivery

The Key Stage 3 curriculum operates throughout Years 7 and 8 and prepares pupils so they are confident to start their GCSE courses in Year 9. Pupils choose a bespoke curriculum pathway at the end of Year 8 which is tailored to their strengths and interests.  They are supported by teaching staff, and in the information they receive, in making the most informed choices and are encouraged to study a broad range of subjects in both humanities and the arts.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum is planned with a clear progression onto Post 16 studies and beyond.  Whilst pupils work towards qualifications in their chosen subjects, additional time is given to offer breadth beyond examination syllabuses.

Post 16 - Many of our pupils choose to stay at the Academy for their Sixth Form studies.   The choice of courses is broad and balanced, building on choices made pre-16.   Alongside a range of traditional A Level and vocational subjects the Academy offers elite courses in sport working with Southampton Football Club and Hairdressing at Level 3.

The Academy offers a broad Level 3 study programme including both Academic and Applied General qualifications that are suited to prepare them for the next steps in their career plans. 

All qualifications offered are recognised by Higher Education institutions as fulfilling entry requirements to a range of courses, either in their own right or alongside other Level 3 qualifications.  All of our qualifications have been recognised by employers and professional/trade bodies.

Click on the subjects below to get an overview of the curriculum.

Curriculum Map - Broad and balanced

 

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Geography

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History

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Languages

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Mathematics

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Music

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Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship

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Physical education

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Science

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What we mean by ‘curriculum’

The curriculum is the knowledge  and skills that pupils are expected to learn as they progress through our school.  The curriculum includes every learning experience a pupil has throughout their time at the Academy.  This is provided through lessons as well as through our enrichment programme which includes: a programme of collective worship, extended learning days, visits and journeys, sports, competitions, visiting speakers, careers programme and tutor time.

Curriculum Statement – ‘Life in all its fullness’

We want pupils to develop a positive attitude to life and learning, with a will to solve problems, the resilience to do so and the ability to work well with others.  We want all our pupils to approach the process of learning with confidence and independence, gaining a broad knowledge of all subject areas and the skills necessary for lifelong learning.