Curriculum

Five Year Curriculum

Year 7

All students study 5 hours of English, 4 hours of Maths, 3 hours of Science, 4 hours of Humanities, 2 hours of Modern Foreign Languages and PE and 1 hour of Music, Food Technology, Resistant materials, Computer Science and Life (Personal, social, health and economic education; Religious Education).  

Students who may benefit from additional support with Literacy and Numeracy have access to extra English and Maths intervention sessions. These sessions are on rotation so students are still exposed to the full breadth of the curriculum.

Year 8

All students study 4 hours of English and Maths, 3 hours of Science, 4 hours of Humanities, 2 hours of Modern Foreign Languages and PE and 1 hour of Art, Music, Food Technology, Resistant materials, Computer Science and Life (Personal, social, health and economic education; Religious Education).  

Students who may benefit from additional support with Literacy and Numeracy have access to extra English and Maths intervention sessions. These sessions are on rotation so students are still exposed to the full breadth of the curriculum.

Year 9

The week consists of 5 hours of English, 4 hours Maths and Science, 3 hours of options subjects one taken from each option block ( A: French, Geography, History. B: Art, Business Studies, Engineering, Health and Social Care and Music. C: Art, Construction, Geography, German, Health and Social Care and iMedia) and 3 hours of P.E during which most pupils will study an addition Sport BTEC.

For the year 2020/2021, it is our intention to implement a three year key stage 3.

Year 10

The week consists of 5 hours of English, 4 hours Maths and Science, 3 hours of options subjects one taken from each option block ( A: Art, French, Geography, History, iMedia. B: Art, Engineering, Health and Social Care and History. C: Business Studies, Engineering, Geography, Health and Social Care and Music), 2 periods of an additional option (Engineering, Health and Social Care and Sport BTEC) and 1 hour of P.E.

Year 11

All students study a core of 6 hours of English and Science, 5 hours of Maths, 3 hours of Option A (French, Geography and History), 2 hours of support/intervention in Maths, English or Science, 2 hours of Option C (Health and Social Care, Photography and Sport BTEC) and 1 hour of P.E. 

A comprehensive tutor programme ensures coverage of Personal, social, health and economic education; Religious Education.

Curriculum Description 2019/20

John Whitgift Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum tailored to suit all abilities and aptitudes.

The academy operates a 5 year curriculum. The sequencing of learning across all 5 years allows JWA students to develop knowledge, skills and content; students are better prepared for the more rigorous courses and exams introduced in recent education reform. The academy provides personalised pathways through the curriculum for different groups of students, developing motivation, independence and engagement and ensuring a well-rounded, student-focused education.

All of the pathways available to students lead on to further study in post 16 education.