Whitley Academy ensures that “all students do their best” through delivering a relevant, challenging and exciting curriculum. We organise our staff, resources and lessons carefully to deliver academic success.
To ensure the above is achieved by all students the Learning Support Team intervenes to identify barriers and enable students to overcome them. Stimulating opportunities are provided to extend everyone.
Most classes are set by ability to ensure that learning experiences match each individual student’s ability. Lesson activity needs to be accessible and challenging.
At Key Stage Three (Years 7 – 8) the curriculum is a broad experience, building on Primary School experiences. It is designed following National Curriculum requirements and also the RSA’s 21st Century Curriculum, 'Opening Minds'.
At Key Stage Four (Years 9 – 11) the curriculum allows students to select courses with a view to their future needs. Students are expected to follow English, Maths and Science and then select from a range of academic and vocational courses at the right level for their ability.
Post 16 Students will have a broad and inspirational range of subject choices either A-Level or Vocational.
We ensure that all students pursue courses that will create clear pathways into further education, university modern apprentices and more.
To find out more about the curriculum our school is following, please contact reception in the first instance, on 02476 302580.