Morton Academy is committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum underpinned by excellent teaching and learning with clear and consistent use of assessment.
As a member of United Learning our curriculum is underpinned by the Core Values that drive the organisation:
Our curriculum is designed to promote innovation in teaching and learning whilst remaining rooted in key traditional skills that our students will need to help them make their contribution to society in their later years. We want our students to aim to achieve beyond what they perceive their potential to be. We want our students to be inspired and in turn inspire our teachers to deliver the very best.
Our curriculum is:
Key Stage 3 is organised into Bands/Sets defined by ability based on KS2 performance initially and thereafter rates of progress in Core Subjects. A mixture of Linear and Subject Blocking is used to timetable subjects as effectively as possible.
Curriculum Coverage KS3 (number of 100 minute lessons per fornight)
Students pick their KS4 Options in Year 9. The strategy is based on a Guided Options principle ensuring all students are well informed about curriculum choices based on prior academic performance, teacher information and relative performance of previous year groups. The Academy offers 3 Options to students to maximise curriculum time with 4 x 100 minute lessons each, per fortnight.
Curriculum Coverage KS4 (number of 100 minute lessons per fortnight)
Key Stage 4 is organised slightly differently, taking advantage of the use of Linear Blocking to create more Subject blocking in Core Subjects. This allows for more appropriate setting and intervention strategies to occur.
3 options from:
History, Geography, Spanish, Computer Science, Media, Childcare, Art, Food Technology, Music, Performing Arts, Engineering, NCFE PE, GCSE PE, Animal Care
4 lessons per option
Year 10 and Year 11:
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