At Shoreham Academy our focus is always on teaching and learning. Whilst our curriculum is designed to give students the skills and qualifications they need to pursue successful careers it also seeks to give students a lifelong love of learning. We want students to enjoy their lessons and be inspired to continue learning beyond the classroom.
In their first two years at the academy, students study a broad and balanced range of subjects which cover the key areas of the National Curriculum. We pay particular attention to developing the core skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT since, without these, students are unable to access the rest of the curriculum.
There is also an emphasis on the skills required for students to become effective learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals. We do this through our “Ebacc Excellence” based programme where students follow themes that relate learning to local, national and global contexts. This helps them develop an awareness of the importance of community cohesion in the 21st century. Year 7 students spend ten hours a week following this programme with the same teacher; this is reduced to five hours when students are in Year 8.
As students progress through the Academy, they can choose from a wide range of both academic and vocational subjects to suit their own strengths and interests.
As you have been made aware, since the start of the new term students in KS3 have no longer been taught and assessed against traditional levels. The National Curriculum has changed and it is no longer possible to use levels, this has given us a great opportunity to create a KS3 that is right for our students.
At Shoreham Academy we are teaching a knowledge lead curriculum that is based on the new National Curriculum and aims for “age expected” learning. Students will be assessed against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that have been mapped so that the vast majority of students are working at or exceeding age expected learning which will allow them to be successful at KS3 and beyond.
As part of this change at KS3 parents will receive reports 3 times a year that show whether their child is “Secure” at age expected learning and which KPIs they haven’t met. This will be alongside information showing attitude towards learning, attendance and behaviour/rewards points. The 1st reports will go to parents in December.
KPIs for each subject are listed on the KS3 KPI page for each year group. Click here
Year 7 Curriculum Guide
Year 8 Curriculum Guide
Year 9 Curriculum Guide
Year 10 Curriculum Guide
Year 11 Curriculum Guide