Curriculum

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An Aspirational and Inspirational Curriculum

Our curriculum fosters independence and nurtures talents. It is focused on ensuring all our pupils achieve absolutely their full potential.

Our pupils are taught by exceptional, appropriately qualified teachers and are organised according to the needs of each individual pupil. We provide expert support for pupils with Special Educational Needs as well as for our pupils who are gifted and talented. We expect provision for, and performance of, all ability levels to be outstanding.

Curriculum Overview

The table below indicates the lessons per week by Year Group and individual subject.

Years 7 and 8

Our core curriculum includes English and Drama, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Languages, Technology, Digital Literacy, Music, Art, Social Health and Wellbeing, Philosophy and Ethics and PE. Beyond the core offer all pupils from Year 7 benefit from an extended school day including both enrichment and additional academic experiences.

Parents can find out more about curriculum the school is following by consulting our Curriculum Maps:

Year 7 Curriculum Map Year 2

Year 8 Curriculum Map Year 2

These will be updated by September 2017.

Year 9

More detailed information for the Curriculum Maps for Year 9 will be posted on the website prior to September 2017.

Year 10 and 11

All pupils will study a common core in English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Citizenship and PE. An extensive range of additional vocational and non-vocational examination courses will be available, some of which will include Music, Drama, Languages, Sport, Art, Computing, History, Geography and Business Enterprise.

Sixth Form

Our sixth form provision will continue to provide a range of courses for all abilities and interests to ensure our pupils are equipped to compete and succeed in their chosen fields beyond school life. Our partnerships with Kingston College, Kingston University and local industry will ensure this aspect provides unrivalled experiences, rigour and challenge.

Adopting a flexible approach to time tabling, we aim to offer learning experiences that go well beyond traditional curriculum delivery, challenging our pupils’ capacity for collaboration, communication and creativity within a vibrant culture embracing arts, business and sport. At the heart of this approach from the outset will be an enduring emphasis on developing excellence for all in both numeracy and literacy across the curriculum.

We believe an outstanding, inclusive and ethical education rightly focuses on academic excellence at the same time championing additional experiences that nurture the whole child’s development in partnership with parents. Through our unprecedented partnership with Kingston University, Kingston College, Kingston Council and “Achieving for Children”, we are confident that The Kingston Academy curriculum experience will be unique and exceptional. Through the exploration and enjoyment of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Communication, the Arts, Enterprise, Ethics, Globalism and much more, our pupils’ will enjoy a traditional curriculum that promotes the academic, personal, social and physical development of all.