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Curriculum

The Kingswood Curriculum

 

Our students follow a curriculum intended to develop their intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential to the fullest.  We have implemented programmes of study for our students that will develop their curiosity for learning, the skills they need to feed that curiosity and also the personal drive they need to learn independently.  Programmes are constructed to deliver outstanding learning by offering rich and deep learning experiences within a framework that utilises educational research, modern technology and incorporates global themes.  

The increasing diversity of our students in terms of culture, language and faith has enriched our learning and working environment.  Throughout their time with us we ensure that our students understand that everyone is valued.  We celebrate diversity, honour British traditions and respect each other’s’ faiths and cultures.  We challenge stereotyping and prejudice in all its forms and we work hard to develop the confidence and resilience our students need to challenge injustice in their own right.

Throughout the curriculum we set the highest expectations for all students.  Our Character Education programme allows students to set their own life goals and develop a positive view about their importance in the world.  We believe that their possibilities are limitless and regardless of their starting point all students can make exceptional progress.   We accept nothing less than an excellent attitude to learning from our students; there are no excuses.   Our students are expected to embrace feedback about their work, their conduct and their demeanour. This relentless focus on doing your best, in every aspect of your life, every day, gives our students the very best chance of reaching the highest possible grades at the end of Year 11, which leaves open the doors to a myriad of opportunities once they leave our care.

Subject teams deliver the key skills of literacy, numeracy and information technology but also develop the skills and knowledge that underpin success in GCSE courses studied later in the academy.  Repetition is used in some subjects to revisit themes so that learning can be deepened and enriched as students move through the curriculum.  Teachers are expected to adapt learning opportunities so that every student can make outstanding progress every lesson. Our older students are guided to make choices that allow them to specialise in particular areas of study, focussing on their personal interests and long term ambitions but there are no restrictions on the options an individual can take. 

We want every student to find the Kingswood Curriculum engaging, challenging and thought provoking. The curriculum is designed to produce well rounded young people who are an asset to their community, make a positive contribution to the world economy, are resilient learners and have a never give up attitude to life.

Examination Courses Offered

The academy is offering the following examination courses to be completed in 2019:


Subject Area

Examining Body

Title

English

AQA

GCSE English Language

AQA

GCSE English Literature

Mathematics

OCR

GCSE Mathematics

Science

AQA

GCSE Science A

AQA

GCSE Additional Science

Languages

AQA

GCSE French

Humanities

EDEXCEL

GCSE History A

OCR

GCSE Geography A

EDEXCEL

GCSE Religious Studies

Art

AQA

GCSE Art and Design (Fine Art)

AQA

GCSE Art and Design (Photography)

Drama

Edexcel

BTEC Performing Arts

Music

Edexcel

GCSE Music

Edexcel

BTEC Music

Physical Education

Edexcel

GCSE Physical Education

Edexcel

BTEC Performing Arts: Dance

Edexcel

BTEC Sport and Performance

Technology

NCFE

NCFE Engineering

NCFE

NCFE Food and Cookery

Health and Social Care

Edexcel

BTEC Health and Social Care

 

 

Curriculum Plan 2018/19

Subject

Hours per Week

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

English

5

5

5

5

5

Maths

5

5

5

5

5

Science

3

3

5

5

5

GCSE Options

 

3

3

3

General Options

 

6

6

6

Art

2  (10 week rotation)

2 (10 week rotation)

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Business

 

 

 

 

Option subject

Dance

 

 

 

Option Subject

 

Drama

2  (5 week rotation)

2 (5 week rotation)

 

Option Subject

Option Subject

French

2

2

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Food

2  (5 week rotation)

2 (5 week rotation)

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Geography

 

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Health and Social Care

 

 

 

Option Subject

Option Subject

History

 

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Humanities

3

3

 

 

 

ICT

2  (5 week rotation)

2  (5 week rotation)

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Music

2  (5 week rotation)

2  (5 week rotation)

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

PE

2

2

1

1

1

Photography

 

 

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

PS

2

2

1

1

1

RS

1

1

1

1

1

Sport

 

 

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

Technology

2  (5 week rotation)

2 (5 week rotation)

Option Subject

Option Subject

Option Subject

 

Senior Leader - Curriculum and Assessement

Ms. R. Faile

Tel: 01482 879967 Ext: 281

Email: rfailey@thekingswoodacademy.org

Assistant Vice Principal - Data, Assessment and Transition

Ms. A. Swales

Tel: 01482 879 967 Ext: 237

Email: aswales@thekingswoodacademy.org