Axe Valley Academy

Curriculum

Curriculum Time
Students are taught for 25 lessons a week – each is 60 minutes long. In addition students have a daily tutorial period (25 minutes).

Curriculum Structure
Our curriculum structure is designed to maximise the benefit our students obtain from the excellent teaching at the Academy. Throughout Key Stages 3 and 4 our students are supported, challenged and encouraged to do their best. Students choose their options at the end of Year 8.

Please click here to see a summary of the Academy curriculum structure for September 2019.

Key Stage 3 Setting arrangements(Years 7-8)
Broadly, we look to have set ability groupings with some mixed ability groups where appropriate at Key Stage 3. This is based on best practice in a number of high performing schools in the region. Our staff are highly experienced at teaching in both timetable arrangements and high expectations are set across all subject areas.

           

Mixed ability classes

Set ability classes

Year 7

Computing, PE, and Technology.

Art, Drama, English, French, Geography, History, Maths, Music, RE and Science

Year 8

Computing, PE, and Technology.

Art, Drama, English, French, Geography, German, History, Maths, Music, RE and Science

Modern Foreign Languages
In Year 7 all students will commence with French; in Years 8 able linguists will have the option to take up German as a second language. We offer both French and German GCSE in Years 9 to 11.

Key Stage 4 Setting arrangements (Years 9 to 11)

           

Mixed ability classes

Set ability classes

Years 9 to 11

Option Subjects and Core PE

English, Maths, RE and  Science.

Key Stage 4 Option Subjects (Years 9 to 11)

           

Option Subjects

Years 9

Art and Design, ASDAN CoPE, Computer Science, Creative iMedia, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, German, Health & Social Care, History, Music, Photography, Separate Sciences and Sports Science.

Year 10

Art and Design, ASDAN CoPE, Business Studies, Computer Science, Creative iMedia, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, German, Health & Social Care, History, Music, Separate Sciences and Sports Science.

Year 11

Art and Design, ASDAN CoPE, Business Studies, Computer Science, Creative iMedia, Design & Technology, Drama, French, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Geography, German, Health & Social Care, History, Music, Separate Sciences and Sports Science.

Key Stage 4 Subject Syllabi and Exam Boards.

Year 9Year 10Year 11
Art and DesignAQA 8202AQA 8202AQA 8202
BiologyAQA 8461AQA 8461AQA 8461
Business StudiesN/AEDEXCELEDEXCEL
ChemistryAQA 8462AQA 8462AQA 8462
Combined ScienceAQA 8464AQA 8464AQA 8464
Computer ScienceOCR J276OCR J276OCR J276
CoPEASDAN Level 1 ASDAN Level 2ASDAN Level 1 ASDAN Level 2ASDAN Level 1 ASDAN Level 2
Creative iMediaOCR J817OCR J817OCR J817
English LanguageEDUQA C700QSEDUQA C700QSEDUQA C700QS
English LiteratureEDUQAS C720QSEDUQAS C720QSEDUQAS C720QS
Design & TechnologyAQA 8552AQA 8552AQA 8552
DramaEDEXCELEDEXCELAQA 8261
FrenchEDUQAS C800PF/HEDUQAS C800PF/HEDUQAS C800PF/H
Food Preparation & NutritionAQA 8585AQA 8585AQA 8585
GeographyOCR J384OCR J384OCR J384
GermanEDUQAS 8200PF/HEDUQAS 8200PF/HEDUQAS 8200PF/H
Health & Social CareOCR_J811OCR_J811OCR_J811
HistoryAQA 8145AQA 8145AQA 8145
MathematicsOCR J560OCR J560OCR J560
MusicEDEXCEL 1MU0EDEXCEL 1MU0EDEXCEL 1MU0
PhysicsAQA 8463AQA 8463AQA 8463
PhotographyAQA 8206N/AN/A
Religious StudiesAQA 8062AQA 8062AQA 8062
Sports ScienceOCR J812OCR J812

Examination Board Websites

ASDAN
AQA
EDUQAS WJEC
OCR
PEARSON EDEXCEL

For further information about our curriculum please contact the Academy via the contact details shown below or on our Contact Us page