Curriculum vision

‘every student has every chance to reach their full potential’    

We want students to follow a curriculum that is matched to their ability, thus allowing them to reach their potential. We want our curriculum to develop the students’ work, social and life skills. We want to extend the students by including in our curriculum, problem solving and enriching activities. Finally, we want the curriculum to develop students into autonomous learners embracing ICT where appropriate.

Our curriculum vision is comprised of the following themes:

A Life Skills Financial, Coping, Punctuality, Cooking, Planning, Work/Life balance, Prioritising.
B Works Skills Effective Communication, Team work, Punctuality, Problem Solving, Respect, Links with employers, Good Literacy & Numeracy, Honest, Initiative, Perseverance, Being prepared to try new things.
C Social Skills Being able to communicate, Interact and respond effectively and appropriately to everyone, in all situations without prejudice.
D Use of ICT Need to develop the wider use of ICT skills across the curriculum.
E Independence To develop the students’ independence skills enabling students in all aspects of their personal and academic life.
E Pathways – Academic: Vocational Knowledge and skills based learning leading to Academic or Vocational training which is interlinked to provide a complete pathway tailored to each individual student’s choice.
F Enrichment Make use of staff skills, Personalised Learning, Staff offer enrichment activities e.g. Foreign language, life experiences, knowledge of different cultures, travel.
G Creativity and Problem Solving Using initiative to find novel ways to solve problems, More self-reliance/independence, and Group work to increase creativity.

Stockley Academy’s curriculum embraces everything the pupils experience at, or through, school. Our fundamental aim is to meet the individual needs of all pupils across the full ability range, by delivering a curriculum which has high expectations, encourages active learning, delivers academic success and builds self worth. More specifically, the chief aims of the education provided by lessons, homework and curriculum enrichment activities are as follows:

  • To help all pupils to achieve in all areas of learning and experience, through a broad and balanced curriculum which is differentiated according to the varying ability and motivational needs of the pupils;
  • To teach the curriculum through a wide variety of teaching styles and through the creation of learning situations appropriate to the needs of the pupils;
    To help pupils to develop a wide range of mental attributes such as will assist them in their chosen career and aid them in the development of their learning throughout their lives;
  • To help pupils to acquire a wide range of physical and practical skills and to help them utilise those skills in a variety of different contexts;
  • To engender in pupils a love of learning for its own sake, helping them to recognise the pleasure and enjoyment that can be gained from the acquisition of new knowledge and understanding and the development of new skills;
  • To help pupils to develop such qualities of character and personality as will help them to take their place as active citizens in a pluralistic, multicultural, democratic society;
  • To help pupils to develop an awareness of moral values, to recognise the existence of moral values other than their own and to respect the moral values implicit in the ethos of the school;
  • To help pupils to acquire knowledge and skills that will contribute to their development as mature adults, helping to prepare them for their future lives at home, at work, at leisure and in continuing education;
  • To create a curriculum that allows for progression and continuity within and between key stages and which is coherently implemented and organised;
  • To facilitate equality of access to the curriculum for all pupils;
  • To create an environment that is conducive to learning, where pupils feel free to adopt a positive attitude towards their education and where all forms of success and achievement are recognised and celebrated.

Curriculum at Key Stage 3

We aim to challenge our students and develop their ability to think and work independently. The curriculum is designed to give our students a wide range of opportunities.

In Key Stage 3, students study English, Mathematics, Science, Drama, History, Geography, Art & Design, Design Technology, Music, French or Spanish, ICT, PE and Ethics & Philosophy. This gives our students a broad and balanced offer, which will help support their choices when they reach Key Stage 4.

Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE)

In Years 7 & 8, PSHCE is covered through activities carried out during tutor time and across the curriculum. During these lessons students will learn about the following; Careers, Citizenship, Economic and industrial awareness, Environmental education and Health education.

Homework

We believe the completion of homework is an opportunity for extended study time providing breadth and a greater degree of insight in each subject area.

Homework forms an integral part of the courses offered at all levels of the Academy. As a result, pupils are encouraged to develop independent study skills, and to take responsibility for organising their own work without close supervision.

Curriculum at Key Stage 4

Our curriculum is designed to offer a broad and balanced education for students aged 11-19.

Students must study the core subjects of GCSE: EnglishEnglish LiteratureMathematicsScience

GCSE option subjects: Art Design and TextilesArt, BusinessCitizenshipComputer ScienceDanceDramaFrenchGeographyHistory, ICTMediaMusicPhysical Education.

Students must choose one of the following GCSE Option subjects: HistoryGeographyFrench or Computer Science.

Vocational Courses: BTEC First Award Health & Social Care,  BTEC Music, NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Health and FitnessCity & Guilds Construction, WJEC Engineering, City & Guilds Level 1 Introduction to Hair & Beauty.

English Baccalaureate

This comprises of a suite of subjects including GCSE Maths, GCSE English, GCSE Science, GCSE French and GCSE Geography or GCSE History. This qualification is for those students who wish to follow an academic programme and who are considering A-levels and University. As well as The English Bacc subjects, students will also be able to choose one additional GCSE subject.

More information about each subject area can be found in the curriculum section by following the links or contact Mr J Swan, Vice Principal.
jswan@stockleyacademy.com