Curriculum overview


Letter about changes to the curriculum

Our academy offers a traditional academic curriculum built around the core disciplines of English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages (also known as the English Baccalaureate subjects). We offer the arts and have a number of subjects for students to develop their talents such as Computing, Catering, Business and Enterprise and Media Studies.

In order to allow our students time to study their KS4 pathway in greater depth we have a 3 year KS4 for all subjects except English, Maths and Spanish.

Owing to our belief that students work best in groups of similar ability, classes are streamed in most subjects. However, movement between classes is fluid so students can change up or down according to the progress they are making.  In KS3 students are taught in mixed ability groups for Art, computing, Drama, Food Technology, Music and Physical Education.

We inform parents in advance which topics will be covered in the each term. The documents are available below:

Summer Term

Curriculum overview - Y7 Parent Information

Curriculum overview - Y8 Parent Information

Curriculum overview - Y9 Parent Information

Curriculum overview - Y10 Parent Information

Curriculum overview - Y11 Parent Information

Curriculum overview - Sixth Form Parent Information

If you have any further questions about the curriculum our school is following, please contact: - Queries in the first instance shall be directed to Principal



Our PSHE curriculum will be delivered during 6 discrete half days throughout the year. The themes for these days are outlined below.

Study Skills


Living in the Wider World: Economic wellbeing, careers and the world of work

Health and Wellbeing

In addition to this part of the SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) will be delivered by specialist teachers during tutor time workshops.


Charter Academy KS4 curriculum model.pdf


Rigorous assessment is a key feature of student life at Charter Academy.  Teachers regularly mark students’ work, checking progress and providing formative feedback.  Meanwhile every term students can expect to be formally assessed, receiving a National Curriculum level or AA+ grade (year 7 and 8), a National Curriculum level or GCSE grade / BTEC grade (year 9) or GCSE grade/BTEC grade (year 10 and 11). For more information on our assessment systems please refer to the parent guide for the relevant year group.

PDF iconParent Guide to Assessment Year 7

Parent Guide to Assessment Year 8

Parent Guide to Assessment Year 9

Parent Guide to Assessment Year 10

Information booklets regarding assessments

Year 7 Booklet

Year 8 Booklet

Year 9 Booklet

Year 10 Booklet


Year 7 Parents Evening: Wednesday 25th January 2017

Year 8 Parents Evening: Tuesday 31st January 2017

Year 8 Pathways Evening: Wednesday 26th April 2017

Year 9 Parents Evening: Monday 8th May 2017

Year 10 Parents Evening: Wednesday 1st March 2017

Year 11 Parents Evening: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Year 12 Parents Evening: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Year 13 Parents Evening: Wednesday 5th April 2017

Year 11/12/13 Mock Results Release: Wednesday 15th February 2017

If parents/carers have any questions or concerns regarding their child’s progress they should contact the class teacher or the relevant Year Learning Manager.