P align=left>The breadth of our curriculum means that students can explore an unparalleled range of subjects. Encouraging students to apply their knowledge, be resourceful and investigativeis a key aim in every subject area, as is the development of independent learning.
Our three Specialisms allow us to offer wider choices within subjects as well as develop the skills needed to become more enterprising and successful – communication, leadership, team work, risk taking and confidence.
The College operates a fast-track, two year, Key Stage 3 curriculum for all students, promoting active, project based learning. This allows for a richer and more flexible approach to students’ Key Stage 4 and Post-16 studies.
Our cutting edge facilities and IT rich environment play a big role in the learning process - digital projectors, interactive whiteboards, satellite TV and wireless laptops are used in every classroom. Our Learning Plazas allow students to access computers independently to support their learning.
We want every student to leave the Academy with confidence and a belief that learning is a positive, lifelong experience. We want every student, through involvement in a rich range of experiences and challenges, to develop high self esteem and to make a valuable contribution to society. We emphasise the many ways in which people learn and the pleasure and empowerment learning brings. A vast array of extension and enrichment activities, at home and abroad, help our students develop their passions, gain new experiences and further their understanding of themselves and the world. Students work with a variety of businesses on problem-solving days, tackling real life business issues and developing their understanding of ’the real world’.
A further way in which we expect students to become active citizens is through their involvement in school and year councils as well as participation in competitions and special events beyond the College.