The Castle Mead Academy curriculum will aim to give pupils access to the best that has been thought, said, written and created in every field of human endeavour, so that they are knowledgeable, critical and enriched. Within this broad, balanced and deep curriculum, the primacy of knowledge and critical thinking will be emphasised.
Castle Mead’s curriculum model assumes that every pupil is entitled to be eligible for, and can succeed in achieving, the EBacc. We have streamlined the number of subjects taught at Key Stages 3 and 4 to enable generous time allocations for core subjects, whilst creating a mandatory enrichment curriculum for all pupils. This means that pupils will foster knowledge accumulation and skill development at an accelerated rate throughout KS3. Pupil will make Options choices at the end of year nine.