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 9 Year 10 Year 11
Art and Design AQA 8202 AQA 8202 AQA 8202
Biology AQA 8461 AQA 8461 AQA 8461
Business Studies N/A EDEXCEL EDEXCEL
Chemistry AQA 8462 AQA 8462 AQA 8462
Combined Science AQA 8464 AQA 8464 AQA 8464
Computer Science OCR J276 OCR J276 OCR J276
CoPE ASDAN Level 1 ASDAN Level 2 ASDAN Level 1 ASDAN Level 2 ASDAN Level 1 ASDAN Level 2
Creative iMedia OCR J817 OCR J817 OCR J817
English Language EDUQA C700QS EDUQA C700QS EDUQA C700QS
English Literature EDUQAS C720QS EDUQAS C720QS EDUQAS C720QS
Design & Technology AQA 8552 AQA 8552 AQA 8552
Drama EDEXCEL EDEXCEL AQA 8261
French EDUQAS C800PF/H EDUQAS C800PF/H EDUQAS C800PF/H
Food Preparation & Nutrition AQA 8585 AQA 8585 AQA 8585
Geography OCR J384 OCR J384 OCR J384
German EDUQAS 8200PF/H EDUQAS 8200PF/H EDUQAS 8200PF/H
Health & Social Care OCR_J811 OCR_J811 OCR_J811
History AQA 8145 AQA 8145 AQA 8145
Mathematics OCR J560 OCR J560 OCR J560
Music EDEXCEL 1MU0 EDEXCEL 1MU0 EDEXCEL 1MU0
Physics AQA 8463 AQA 8463 AQA 8463
Photography AQA 8206 N/A N/A
Religious Studies AQA 8062 AQA 8062 AQA 8062
Sports Science OCR J812 OCR 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