b'OUR CURRICULUM At Biddick Academy, we take great pride in ensuring that all of our students are fully prepared for life beyond Year 11 and secondary school. Thecurriculum is carefully structured to ensure:Key Stage Four: Students master knowledge and skills by At the end of Year 9, students make choices regarding consolidating and learning in a coherent way, building the courses they would like to study in Years 10 and 11. on learning year on yearAll students study GCSEs in the following subjects:Each subject is inspiring and engaging for students so English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, that they develop a passion and enthusiasm for Science, History and/or Geography.In addition, all learning not just in the classroom, but beyondstudents must also continue to study PE, Ethics and Personal Development as part of the non-examinedStudents are routinely exposed to challenging curriculum. concepts and ideas to which they can apply theirknowledge so that they are thoroughly prepared for Students may then choose from a wide variety of further examinationssubjects to make up their option choices. At presentStudents develop the skills of independence, GCSEs and vocational courses are available in: French, resilience and autonomySpanish, Philosophy and Ethics, Computer Science, Creative iMedia, Business and Enterprise, Food andThe development of literacy and numeracy is central Nutrition, Fine Art, Art and Design, Textiles, Digital Art, to every subject and a love of reading is fostered Hair and Beauty, Physical Education, Dance, Drama and throughout the curriculum. Music.Key Stage Three:The Key Stage Four curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated each year to offer our students the best In Years 7 to 9 students study a broad range of subjectschoices.that, at the end of Key Stage Three, enable them to make informed choices for their GCSEs. For example, at present students study the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Religious Education, PE, Music, Art, Design Technology, ICT, Personal Development, Accelerated Reader, Spanish/French. www.biddickacademy.com0191 511 1600 info@biddickacademy.com 7'