Curriculum Overview

At Central Academy we have an aspirational curriculum which is broad, balanced and dynamic. Our aim is to ignite within our students the self-belief to meet their potential.

At Central Academy we follow a thirty period timetable, with six x 50 minute lessons each day. This enables us to have a balanced amount of curriculum time for English and Mathematics and maintain a wide range of subjects. In addition, there is a 20-minute tutor period at the beginning of each day.

We pay particular attention to the core skills of English, Mathematics and ICT, however we are keen to ensure that students develop the essential skills and qualifications they need to reach their full potential. This means accelerating the more able students and giving extra support to those who need it. Our curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum and other statutory subjects.

In Key Stage 3 all students follow the same wide range of subjects, before beginning their GCSE courses in Year 9.

For Years 10 and 11, our students can opt to study a full range of GCSEs or combine their core GCSEs with other qualifications in more applied or vocational subjects. Our curriculum at this key stage is aimed at preparing students for the opportunities available to them post-16, whether that is further study, training or employment.

Our post-16 curriculum offers a wide range of subjects and enables students to follow either an academic pathway, vocational pathway or a combination of the two.

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Parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum by contacting subject leaders using

They can also access the relevant awarding body websites to obtain information regarding qualifications.










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