Curriculum Aims

CURRICULUM AIMS

To create:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning; make good progress and achieve excellence
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens who can make a positive contribution to society.

It is essential that the curriculum is organised in such a way that it provides students with the opportunity to learn expected behaviours and be successful in their learning so that we can deliver our mission and aims.

Strategic Intent

To develop a curriculum which:

  • Creates an aspirational high achievement culture.
  • Takes into account individual needs and styles.
  • Allows everyone to experience success.
  • Raises standards of attainment. 

Curriculum Principles

  • Clear progress over 7 years accelerating student progress.
  • There should be depth before breadth.  Maximise learning time in all subjects.
  • Additional time is given to English and Mathematics to ensure that students have the essential skills needed for life and to access the full curriculum.
  • Targeted support and additional challenge to ensure all students make at least national rates of progress.
  • Ensure all students’ progress is in line with national expectations.
  • Deep Learning Weeks to address SMSC and aspirations.
  • To support induction into secondary school for all Year 7 students
  • Additional time will be offered for sports, arts, catch-up and master classes through an extended schools programme.

Our Subjects

Year 7 Curriculum Periods per Week

Year 7 Periods per week
English 5
Maths 5
Science 5
PE 2
Humanities / History /       

Geography / RE

4
Modern Foreign Language /       

Literacy*

3
Art 1
Technology / Computing 3
Drama 1
Music 1
Preparation for Adult Life /       

PSHE (Tutor time)

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Literacy is for students who are below 4c in writing to ensure they have the skills to access the wider curriculum.

Year 8-11 Curriculum Periods per Week GCSE

Year 8 9 10 11
English*1 6 6 6 6
Maths 5 5 5 5
Science*2 5 6 6 6
PE 1 1 1 1
Preparation for Adult Life / PSHE (Tutor time) 2 1 1 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 8 - 11
History       

Geography      

All students study at least one of these subjects for 4 periods a week
Modern Foreign Language (French or Spanish)            Art      

Engineering

Food Technology

Drama

Music

Business Studies

RE

All students select two of these subjects to study for 4 periods a week.       

Literacy will continue for 4 periods for those students who have not reached the specific level to enable them to access the wider curriculum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*1 - All students from Year 10 will study both English Literature and English Language. Current Year 11 some students Study language and Literature whilst others do English Language and Literature and Media GCSE.

*2 - Some students will be selected to follow a triple science route dependent on their current attainment in Science.

Year 12 and Year 13 Curriculum Pathways

Year 12 13
A level pathway 5 periods per AS level – 4 AS level courses 5 periods  per A level – 3 or 4 A2 courses
Btec pathway 15 periods  Btec  15 hours  Btec
  5 periods AS Optional A level
mixed pathway 15 periods  Btec  15 periods  Btec
  5 periods per AS level course (2 courses) 5 periods per A2 level course
Enrichment 2 periods  
private study 10 periods 10 periods
community service Up to 5 periods Up to 5 periods
1 to 1 support As required As required
work experience 1 week minimum  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Walworth Academy Sixth Form places a strong emphasis on not just gaining high quality qualifications but also on a genuine preparation for the world of work which has its roots on work shadowing, work experience and networking.  A range of opportunities in school and beyond prepare students for their post 19 choices and our exceptional pastoral support team work with individual students preparing them not just to access their chosen degree course, but strive to help our students to find their vocation.

Walworth Academy is leading the way with a brand new ARK designed course for sixth formers aimed at closing the gap between school and the world of work.  ARK’s Professional Pathways programme will allow students to gain at least 200 hours of high quality work experience in Finance alongside their sixth form studies. Students will also take entry-level professional qualifications ensuring they are highly employable as school leavers, in addition to having the option of further study at selective universities.

Walworth Academy also offers a unique and bespoke enrichment curriculum designed to up the cultural capital of students so they can apply to, and flourish in, leading universities such as LSE, UCL and Oxbridge. 

Walworth Academy offers outstanding teaching and learning, an innovative enrichment curriculum including innovative partnerships with organisations such as Sherman and Stirling Law Firm, and personalised support and guidance that fully prepares students for the best universities. 

Deep Learning Week

In November and in June/July the usual curriculum is abandoned for a week to enable the young people to experience a range of Deep Learning experiences organised around our core values CARES.

  November june /july
7
  • WA Core Values /Britishness Diversity  - Music Arts/Technology Deep Learning
  • PAL/PSHE - Resilience including trip 
  • PAL/IAG - World of Work/University Arts
  • PAL /PSHE- Keeping Yourself Safe – SRE
  • Core Values - Year Group Reward Trip
8
  • PAL/ IAG - University Trips – STEM
  • WA Core Values /Britishness Equality Arts/Technology Deep Learning
  • PAL/IAG - World of Work
  • PAL/PSHE - Keeping Yourself Safe – SRE
  • Core Values - Year Group Reward Trip
9
  • PAL /IAG -University Trips – Humanities
  • PAL/Britishness Freedom and Democracy – Think Equal Humanities /English
  • PAL/PSHE – Prison Me No Way
  • PAL/IAG - World of Work
  • Science Deep Learning
  • PAL/PSHE - Keeping Yourself Safe – SRE
  • Core Values - Year Group Reward Trip
10
  • PAL/IAG -Work Experience Preparation
  • PAL/IAG Enterprise Skills
  • PAL - Financial Capability
Work Experience
11
  • Examination Preparation
  • Preparing for 6th Form
 
12 & 13
  • Examination Preparation
  • Residential
  • Btec Intensive Weeks
Work Experience

 

 

For further information relating to the Curriculum please contact the Vice Principal Katy Episcopo