Curriculum

At Newark Academy our relentless pursuit of excellence has led us to develop a curriculum that provides students with a wide range of opportunities an experiences.

In an ever-changing world our curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure it is appropriate for all students.  We always appreciate feedback and if you have any curriculum specific comments, or any questions relating to GCSE or A-Level options, we encourage you to contact the school.

Key Stage 3

To ensure students make an effective transition to Newark Academy, a broad and balanced key stage 3 curriculum is provided with a key focus on core subjects.  We emphasise the development of literacy and numeracy through our learning and our curriculum reflects this.  We also offer a comprehensive programme of study including Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Computing, Design and Technology, Expressive Arts, PE and RE.  This provides all students with a solid foundation that prepares them for success at KS4.

Key Stage 4

Students follow a three year programme which provides students with the time to study for important end of year exams at the end of the Key Stage.  Students are encouraged to follow an English Baccalaureate (EBacc) pathway consisting of English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and Computing.  This is complemented by a wide range of optional subjects to allow students to succeed in areas of interest.  These subjects include PE, Design and Technology, Creative Arts and Business.

Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5, students study a range of A-Level and equivalent qualifications which allow students to follow a tailored programme of study which lead to a range of progression pathways based on the individual aims and aspirations of students.  Our aspirations and expectations are extremely high which have led to a number of Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.  We are proud of our partnerships with local FE and HE institutions and provide a range of pathways for students who wish to follow either an academic or vocational pathway as part of their next phase of learning.

 

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