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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.


At Shoreham Academy our curriculum aims to provide students with powerful knowledge through a broad and balanced education, bringing out the best in them. The National Curriculum is studied through a mastery approach, informed by the teaching principles of Barak Rosenshine 2012. Students can expect stability within their progression throughout the curriculum and an entitlement to have their learning taught through concepts that interest and inspire them. In KS4 students deepen their learning of core subjects and through a wide range of GCSE options, providing P8 compliance and an opportunity to obtain the EBACC. Our Curriculum should be seen to extend beyond taught lessons and includes spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, alongside co-curricular provision. This is underpinned by United Learning's principle of Education with Character and our core values of Hard work, Integrity and Excellence.

In their first three 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 seven hours a week following this programme with the same teacher; by the time they move to year 8 they are taught in discreet subjects by full subject specialists.

KS3 Curriculum

At Shoreham Academy we teach a knowledge led curriculum that is based on the new National Curriculum and aims for “age expected” learning. Students will be assessed against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These have been mapped so that the vast majority of students are working at or exceeding age expected learning, allowing them to be successful at KS3 and beyond.

  • KPIs for each subject including Religion and Worldviews are listed on the KS3 KPI page for each year group.
  • 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 and test percentage scores The 1st reports will go to parents in December.

In order to support learning outside of the classroom at KS3, students are encouraged to utilise knowledge organisers from each of their subjects and also have access to wide range of resources in Firefly. Please click on the link below to view these.

The full list of subject studied at KS3 is; English, Maths, Science, PE, Art, Music, Drama, Technology, Computer Studies, Ebacc Excellence (History, Geography, Religious Studies combined) and a choice of one language, German, Spanish or French.

KS4 Curriculum

In KS4 students have the opportunity to deepen their learning of core subjects and options of their choices. Students are encouraging to select options that support their chosen pathways and aspirations. A link to the Options Evening Curriculum Guides for parents and students can be found on Firefly via the link below.

Options Guide  2019 Can be found on Firefly - Please click here

At KS4 students are supported throughout their subjects by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. There is also a wealth of independent study resource materials on Firefly.

The full list of subjects available for students to study at KS4 is; English Language, English Literature, Maths, Statistics, Science, PE, BTEC sport, Media, Photography Art, Dance, Graphics, Music, Drama, Food and Nutrition, Resistant Materials, Computing, History, Geography, Classical Civilisation, Religion and Worldviews, German, Spanish, French, Business Studies, ICT, Health and Social Care. Key skills is offered to a small group of students at KS4.

Curriculum Further Information


Full information regarding our pathways and programmes of study for 16-19 curriculum, can be found here;


Curriculum Further Information

If you would like further information on our curriculum at Key Stage 3 or 4 please contact Assistant Principal Mrs S butler suzanne.butler@shoreham-academy.org

If you would like further information on our curriculum at Key Stage 5 please contact Assistant Principal Kieran Felton Kieran.felton@shoreham-academy.org

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