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Curriculum Principles & Overview

Curriculum Principles & Overview

Across our Federation, 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 federation-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' Aske's Borough Academy, our curricular offering will follow in the footsteps of that which has been so successful at Hatcham College. 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 a modern foreign language and from Year 8, most pupils will also have the choice to learn a second language.  

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.   

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