Our curriculum in Years 7-11

Our curriculum in Key Stage 3 and 4 gives all of our students the opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects, designed to challenge our students and give them a thirst for learning.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

In Year 7, English, Mathematics and Science ‘set’ our students according to their particular ability. So for all of the subjects listed in the table below, students are taught in mixed ability groups.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which is aspirational and challenging for all. We have high expectations for every student in our academy and we focus on the principle of opening minds and opening doors through a world class education system.

KS3 Curriculum

CITIZENSHIP OVERVIEW (KS3 & KS4) LIFE SKILLS (PSHCE) OVERVIEW (KS3 & KS4)

 

KEY STAGE 3 SUBJECTSPERIODS PER WEEKPERIODS PER WEEKPERIODS PER WEEK
YEAR 7YEAR 8YEAR 9
ENGLISH555
MATHS555
SCIENCE344
PHYSICAL EDUCATION211
DESIGN TECHNOLOGY111
ART111
MUSIC111
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION111
DIGITAL LITERACY111
PSHCE (During Registration)111
HISTORY122
GEOGRAPHY212
SPANISH221
FOOD AND PREPARATION111
DRAMA111
DRAMA/MUSIC ROTATE
HALF YEAR ON EACH
DT/FOOD ROTATE
13 WEEKS EACH

Year 9 Pathways

Ebacc

During Year 9, students will make their option choices in preparation for KS4.

We offer three different pathways which allow 92% of our students to access the Ebacc provision should they chose to do so. All pathways are designed to offer a wide range of subjects to everyone and ensure students have the opportunity to access a broad and balanced curriculum.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

The curriculum pattern provided for Year 10 and 11 students closely follows the National Curriculum requirements for Key Stage 4 (14-16) with all students studying for qualifications in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.  Our curriculum at KS4 is reviewed annually in order to best meet the needs of our students.

Throughout our curriculum design, we interleave SMSC and fundamental British values in order to prepare our students to be valued citizens of our local, national and international communities.

 

YEAR 10 OVERVIEW

YEAR 11 OVERVIEW

LevelSectorUnit NameSpecification and SAMsQuestion Papers and Markschemes
Tech AwardPerforming ArtsComponent 3: Responding to a Briefhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/performing-arts.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessmentshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/performing-arts.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExternal-assessments
Tech AwardEngineeringComponent 3: Responding to an Engineering Briefhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/engineering.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessmentshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/engineering.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExternal-assessments
BTEC FirstMusicUnit 1: The Music Industryhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/music-2013-nqf.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessmentshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-firsts/music-2013-nqf.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=Pearson-UK:Category%2FExternal-assessments

NCFE Qualification Checker
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603/3293/1 NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Child Development and Care
603/3294/3 NCFE CACHE Level 2 Technical Award in Health and Social Care

KS4 Curriculum

KEY STAGE 4 SUBJECTSPERIODS PER WEEKPERIODS PER WEEK
YEAR 10YEAR 11
ENGLISH56
MATHS56
SCIENCE DUAL55
PHYSICAL EDUCATION11
PSHCE (Taught through Form)

Year 10 Options

OPTION AHOURS PER WEEKOPTION BHOURS PER WEEKOPTION CHOURS PER WEEK
ART3ART3CHILD CARE3
TRIPLE SCIENCE3CHILD CARE3DANCE3
COMPUTER SCIENCE3IMEDIA3ENGINEERING3
GEOGRAPHY3DRAMA3FOOD3
HISTORY3ENGINEERING3HISTORY3
PHOTOGRAPHY3FOOD3HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE3
SPANISH3GEOGRAPHY3MUSIC3
SPORTS STUDIES3HISTORY3PHOTOGRAPHY3
PSYCHOLOGY3PSYCHOLOGY3
RELIGIOUS STUDIES3SOCIOLOGY3
SPORTS STUDIES3SPANISH3
SPORTS STUDIES3

Year 11 Options

OPTION AHOURS PER WEEKOPTION BHOURS PER WEEKOPTION CHOURS PER WEEK
COMPUTER SCIENCE3CHILD CARE3ART3
GEOGRAPHY3DANCE3HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE3
HISTORY3DRAMA3HISTORY3
SPANISH3ENGINEERING3MUSIC3
FOOD3PHOTOGRAPHY3
GEOGRAPHY3PSYCHOLOGY3
RELIGOUS STUDIES3SOCIOLOGY3
SOCIOLOGY3SPORTS STUDIES3
SPORTS STUDIES3
TRIPLE SCIENCE3

Physical Education, Sport and Competition

Accessible Curriculum

At Royton and Crompton E-ACT Academy, we nurture a culture of full inclusivity, supporting students with a wide range of needs. We have a particularly diverse learning community welcoming students of all abilities from many different backgrounds and cultures. Our students are encouraged and supported fully so that they leave ready to succeed in the challenging and competitive world around us.

Staff receive regular training in all areas of SEND so that they are able to adapt, scaffold and support all students effectively.

Effective assessment and provision for children with SEND or any other additional needs, will be secured in partnership with parent/carers, the young person, our academy network, the Local Authority, and any other appropriate external services. Working closely with a range of stakeholders, we support students, ensuring compliance with both the Equality Act 2010 and Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.

If you have any further questions please contact SEND Co-Ordinator Mrs S Mcdermott (Stacey.McDermott@E-ACT.org.uk) who will be happy to provide you with further information on how we can support the individual needs of your child.

More information

If you require further details about the curriculum, please contact Mrs S Murray Sharon.Murray@E-ACT.org.uk

Meet the team

Below are the heads of departments for each subject, if you have any specific questions around our subjects, please contact them via the email addresses given.

             

 

 

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