Our curriculum in Years 7-11

Our curriculum at both Key Stage  3 and 4 gives all of our students the opportunity to experience a wide range of exciting and challenging subjects that are 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.  For all of the subjects listed in the table 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.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 9 Pathways


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

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

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

The curriculum pattern provided for Year 10 and 11 students also 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.





LevelSectorUnit NameSpecification and SAMsQuestion Papers and Markschemes
BTEC FirstMusicUnit 8: Music and Production Analysishttps://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
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
Tech AwardMusic PracticeComponent 3: Responding to a Commerical Music Briefhttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/music-practice.coursematerials.html#filterQuery=category:Pearson-UK:Category%2FSpecification-and-sample-assessmentshttps://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/music-practice.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

Year 10 OptionsYear 11 Options

KS3 Curriculum







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

If you have any specific questions around our subjects, contact our faculty leaders.

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