Curriculum

Subjects

 

Curriculum Contact:

Rachel Robinson
01228 822644

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:

  • Ambition – to achieve the best for ourselves and others;
  • Confidence – to have the courage of our convictions and to take risks in the right cause;
  • Creativity – to imagine possibilities and make them real;
  • Respect – for ourselves and others in all that we do;
  • Enthusiasm – to seek opportunity, find what is good and pursue talents and interests;
  • Determination – to overcome obstacles and reach success

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:

  • fully compliant with all statutory aspects of the revised National Curriculum for 2014
  • designed with the needs of our local community very much at the forefront of our thinking.
  • designed to ensure the academy is positioned well in the changing assessment and national measures reforms.
  • broad and balanced, yet able to be flexible for specific academic or organisational requirements.
  • established to support teaching and learning to improve significantly in all areas.

Key Stage 3 Overview

Key Stage 3 is organised into Sets defined by ability based on KS2 performance initially and thereafter rates of progress in Core Subjects.

Subject

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English

5

5

5

Maths

5

5

5

Science

4

4 4

History

2

2

2

Geography

2

2

2

Spanish

2

2

2

DT

2

2

2

Art

1

1

1

RE

1

1

1

Performing Arts

1

1

1

PE

2

2

2

PSHCE

1

1

1

IT

1

1

1

Music

1

1

1

Key Stage 4 Overview

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 50 minute lessons each.

Curriculum Coverage KS4 (number of 50 minute lessons)

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.

Subject

Year 10

Year 11

English

5

5

Maths

5

5

Science

PE

2

2

PSHCE

1

1

3 options from:

History, Geography, Spanish, Creative Media, Childcare, Art, Engineering, NCFE PE, GCSE PE, Animal Care, Performing Arts, Music, Hospitality & Catering

4 lessons per option

4 lessons per option

 

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