Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Please download a copy of our Key Stage 3 Curriculum 2020/2021
Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview
The Curriculum is at the heart of the learning experience at Countesthorpe Academy. Everything we do is designed so students can be the best they can be and we deliver messages through our core values of respect, resilience and success. We ensure there is a clear focus on core subjects alongside ensuring students have quality learning experiences in the Arts, Humanities, Languages and PE. Students’ learning is further enhanced through a Personal Development Programme which builds skills needed as students move onto the next stage in their education.
In Year 7, 8 and 9 students are provided with the foundations that they need to succeed at GCSE. In Year 9, students are given an element of choice. A list of option subjects is shown on the Year 9 Options page.
This year we are one of the schools in the LiFE Multi-Academy Trust piloting the Real Life Curriculum with one tutor group in Year 7.
Students at Countesthorpe Academy start work towards GCSE courses in Year 9 so that when they make their option choices for Years 10 and 11 they are well informed about the skills needed in each subject and what they will be learning.
In Years 10 and 11, we offer a wide choice of GCSE and BTEC courses alongside more vocational courses and the offer can be personalised depending on the skills and aptitude of the individual student. Beyond 16 the school offers A-Level and BTEC courses alongside a core curriculum.