The Curriculum Intent at Gloucester Academy
What are the overarching aims of the school’s KS3 curriculum?
Our three-year KS3 ensures students have a strong foundation in a broad and balanced range of subjects, covering the National Curriculum. The curriculum is carefully sequenced, spaced, and interleaved, to ensure students learn and retain information which can be retrieved in the future. Our KS3 curriculum prepares students well for additional study at KS4, ensuring that links between past, prior, and future learning are explicit to staff and students.
What are the overarching aims of the school’s KS4 curriculum?
The KS4 curriculum builds upon the strong foundations of the curriculum at KS3, and ensures students are prepared to achieve excellent examination results in their Public Examinations at the end of Year 11. Students choose their KS4 subjects during the second term of Year 9, and students are offered a wide range of GCSE and/or vocational qualifications to choose from.
Similar to the curriculum at KS3, topics are sequenced, spaced, and interleaved to ensure information can be stored and retrieved by students over the long term. The curriculum at KS4 continues the work at KS3, and also prepares students for success at KS5 and beyond.
For further information please contact Ms P Lewis ([email protected])
Miss K Fudge
Miss L Blick
Mrs E Watson
Health and Social Care
Hospitality and Catering
Mrs N Hitchman (Head of Department)
Mrs M Veness
Mr D Hills
Mr E Watson
Mr J Watson
Mr M Davies
Mrs A Walker (Acting Head of Department)
Mrs M Bows
Mrs N Stephens
Miss M Wheatstone
Mr M Rahman
Mr H Elliot
Mr O Ace
Age Related Expectations