The Weston Road Academy

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curriculum STRUCTURE & SUBJECTS

Introduction

The Weston Road Academy is committed to providing for all of its pupils a broad, balanced and         personalised education.  The emphasis, in all years, is upon providing pupils with a varied diet of      studies across a wide range of subjects.  Personalisation is achieved through high quality            teaching.   Further, corrective literacy and numeracy schemes and 1 to 1 tuition are used to support the literacy and numeracy of those pupils who need this. Small-group English and Maths intervention takes place in years 10 and 11, again for those in need.

In Year 9, pupils are given the opportunity to choose some of their courses to study, in order to pursue particular interests or strengths. At this “Options stage”, pupils are guided along a particular pathway according to their own individual strengths and weaknesses, but can ultimately make their own           choices.   This allows pupils to follow a curriculum which is balanced, stimulating and of interest to them. 

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education, Citizenship, Literacy, Numeracy, Economic Awareness, Health Education, Internationalism and Careers are delivered across the Curriculum, often in Personal, Social and Ethical Education.

In the Sixth Form we work in collaboration with four other schools in Stafford. This allows pupils to choose from a wide variety of academic and vocational courses.

 

Curriculum Organisation

 Current Academy Day

The timetable operates on a 30-period week with lessons being in either doubles or singles.  PSHCE is delivered throughout the curriculum. 

Year 7, 8 and 9

The following table gives the breakdown of lessons in Years 7, 8 and 9.

SUBJECT

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

ENGLISH

5

5

Under

MATHEMATICS

4

5

review

MUSIC

1

1

 

COMPUTING AND DIGITAL LITERACY

1

1

 

SCIENCE

4

4

 

TECHNOLOGY

2

2

 

ART

2

2

 

HISTORY

2

2

 

GEOGRAPHY

2

2

 

FRENCH

3

3

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

3

3

 

ETHICAL STUDIES

1

1

 

 

Years 10 and 11

SUBJECT

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

ENGLISH

5

4

MATHEMATICS

5

5

SCIENCE

6

6

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2

2

ETHICAL STUDIES

1

1

 


 

4 BLOCKS each of 3 periods

and containing a mix of the following (one of which must be an EBacc subject)

ART AND DESIGN

PERFORMING ARTS

BUSINESS STUDIES

COMPUTER SCIENCE

FOOD TECHNOLOGY

FRENCH

GEOGRAPHY

HISTORY

 

ICT

MUSIC

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PRODUCT DESIGN

 

 

GCSE courses are offered in all of the above subjects, but where appropriate some pupils are following a more vocational pathway.  These include Cambridge Nationals in ICT, Cambridge Nationals in        Enterprise, BTEC Performing Arts, Technical Award in Performing Arts and VCert Health and Fitness.

The Learning Support department assists pupils with learning difficulties or Special Educational Needs and this is organised by the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in close consultation with the   Subject Leaders.

Sixth Form students benefit from Weston Road’s relationship with the Stafford Partnership.  The          academy delivers English Literature, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Art,          Psychology, Business Studies and PE at A Level. Others are available through the other Stafford High Schools.  

 

Years 12 and 13 (The Sixth Form)

Sixth Form students benefit from Weston Road’s relationship with the Stafford Partnership.  The          academy delivers English Literature, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Art,          Psychology, Business Studies and PE at A Level. Others are available through the other Stafford High Schools. Further information about the Stafford Sixth Form Partnership can be found on their website, or contact Mrs V Rainford at the academy.

 

 

If you require any further information, please contact the Academy.