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Curriculum Principles & Overview

Curriculum Principles & Overview

Across our Trust, our aim is for all our pupils, whatever their background or ability, to make exceptional progress and to achieve better than their peers nationally.

We aim to do this by providing a Trust-wide curriculum which is engaging and academically challenging. 

While our curriculum recognises that it is essential for every pupil to achieve the highest outcomes in formal qualifications, we also know that life chances rest on more than a set of qualifications. We therefore ensure a range of opportunities for all pupils to develop their character.

At Haberdashers' Borough Academy, our curriculum will prepare students for their next steps. In years 7-9, our pupils will follow a traditional, academic curriculum studying the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, and a breadth of foundation subjects including History, Geography, Art and Music. From year 7, students will all study French and German.

In years 10 and 11, while preparing for and sitting their GCSEs, pupils will take the core subjects of English, Mathematics, the sciences and physical education, and then have the opportunity to select four further subjects. They will be encouraged to choose a broad and balanced curriculum by their subject leaders and our qualified pastoral and careers teams.

Our curriculum has been designed so that it is accessible for those with disabilities or SEN and is compliant in the Equality Act 2010 and SEND Code of Practice 2015. Each subject has carefully considered the threshold topics, topics considered central to the understanding of a subject, and revisits them periodically throughout the curriculum journey. By revisiting threshold topics and by identifying them in our topic knowledge organisers each subject is carefully considering the needs of students with SEND. Further details of our SEND policy can be found here. Subject leads have also carefully considered how their curriculums reflects the values of our Federation in terms of equality, diversity and fairness.

Within each of our schools, pupils are assessed twice a year and these assessment points are spread across the academic year.

Year 7, 8 and 9 Curriculum

 For a more detailed Year 7 Curriculum Map please click here

 For a more detailed Year 8 Curriculum Map please click here

 For a more detailed Year 9 Curriculum Map please click here

GCSE Subjects for 2022


More Information about our Curriculum:

Please contact Mrs T Wilde, Vice-Principal for Curriculum and Assessment at Borough Academy for more information about our Curriculum