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Gloucester Academy

Curriculum

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])  

Subjects

Art 

Business Studies
 

Citizenship
 

English 

Staff List

Mrs V Pearce (Acting Head of Department)

Mr R Wheatley (Second in Department)

Miss A Gaston

Miss A Clarke

Miss R Hall

Mrs A Mahetar


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map


Age Related Expectations

KS3 Speaking and Listening 2020_21

KS3 Reading 2020_21

Writing 2020_21


Big Ideas

Geography
 

Staff List

Miss K Fudge

Miss L Blick

Mrs E Watson


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map


Age Related Expectations


Big Ideas

Health and Social Care
 

History
 

Staff List

Mrs L Bolton (Head of Department)

Mr J Ellis

Mr N Nabarro


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map


Age Related Expectations


Big Ideas

Hospitality and Catering
 

Maths 

Staff List

Mrs N Hitchman (Head of Department)

Mrs M Veness 

Mr D Hills

Mr E Watson

Mr J Watson

Mr M Davies


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map


Age Related Expectations


Big Ideas

Modern Foreign Languages 
 

PE
 

Staff List

Miss H Barratt (Head of Girls' PE)

Mr D Parrott (Head of Boys's PE)

Mr G Price

Mr J Hoyle

Miss A Roper


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map

Core PE Curriculum Map

BTEC Sport Curriculum Map


Age Related Expectations


Big Ideas

RE 

Staff List

 Mrs K Burtwell


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map


Big Ideas

Science
 

Staff List

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


Curriculum Statement


Curriculum Map


Age Related Expectations

Yr7 Science Age Related Expectations

Yr8 Science Age Related Expectations

Yr9 Science Age Related Expectations


Big Ideas