Churchill Academy & Sixth Form

Curriculum

The curriculum at Churchill Academy & Sixth Form is designed to provide a rich, broad and balanced experience to all students, in order to set no limits on what we can achieve.

The curriculum is organised into three stages as follows:

  • Secondary Foundation Stage (Years 7 and 8)
  • Personalised Stage (Years 9, 10 and 11)
  • Advanced Stage (Years 12 and 13)

You can find detailed information about the curriculum on offer in each year in our Curriculum Booklets below, and a detailed overview of our approach to the curriculum and grouping in our Curriculum and Grouping Policy. To find out more, please email churchill@churchill-academy.org.

Our curriculum is designed to uphold and promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

The Secondary Foundation Stage (Years 7 and 8)

The Secondary Foundation Stage provides a wider curriculum experience than students will have generally experienced at primary school. Our intention is to build upon their core learning in English and Maths and also to enrich the breadth of the curriculum offer to not only build a firm foundation for the Personalised Stage but also to ensure that all students are exposed to  the inspiration and wonder of enquiry, creativity and independent learning skills through Science, the Humanities (History, Geography and Statutory RE), a modern language (French or Spanish), the performing arts (Drama, Dance and Music), Art, Design and Technology, Food and Nutrition, IT and Computer Science, Physical Education, and My Learning.

In Year 7 students are grouped in "Learning Groups" containing the full range of prior attainment. This approach continues in most subjects, although some setting according to student attainment is introduced during Year 8. 

The Personalised Stage (Years 9, 10 and 11)

Students choose options at the end of Year 8 for the personalised curriculum stage. This allows deep learning in specialised subjects, with the breadth maintained through an academic core and a rich options offer. The majority of students follow a traditional curriculum pathway. For students with complex needs, or those for whom the traditional pathway is inappropriate, an alternative vocational pathway is available. For information about the courses available to students in the personalised stage, including GCSEs, please see our Year 8 Options Booklet

The Advanced Stage (Years 12 and 13)

Our Sixth Form offer is broad and engaging, with enrichment and personal development built in alongside the exceptional teaching across a wide range of courses. You can find out more from our Sixth Form Prospectus and the Sixth Form section on this site. 

Curriculum Booklets & Homework Timetables

Downloadable copies of the curriculum booklets and homework timetables for school years 7 - 11 are available below.

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