Our Curriculum

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.

Curriculum Model

 

Key stageSubjectNumber of lessons per week
KS3 (current)English5
Mathematics5
Science5
Geography2
History2
RE1
French3
Art3
PE2
Music1
Citizenship / Reading for Pleasure1
KS4 (provisional)English5
Mathematics5
Science6
Geography / History3
RE1
French3
PE2
Option 12.5
Option 22.5

 

The curriculum model allows the special focus on the EBacc subjects, as always intended from the original bid for CMA. The intention is for as many pupils as possible to study the EBacc to GCSE. In KS3, relative extended learning time in the core subjects, as well as French and Art, allows a tight focus on these subjects and allows depth to the curriculum. The model in KS3 will change going forward, with the introduction of Computing in 2020/21, and perhaps Design and Technology and Drama in 2021/22 (when we move into the new building).

The KS4 curriculum is provisional. The intention is for extra learning time in Science, as we aim for as many pupils as possible to study Triple Science. In line with the EBacc aims, all pupils should study either Geography or History. All pupils will study RE to GCSE and we intend for the same to be for French. Pupils should leave CMA with at least 10 or 11 qualifications.

 

English
English
Art
Art
Computing
Computing
Geography
Geography
History
History
Mathematics
Mathematics
Modern Foreign Languages
Modern Foreign Languages
Physical Education
Physical Education
Religious Education
Religious Education
Science
Science
Music
Music
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