Curriculum Statement 2020 - 2021
Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, focused on maximising student potential and progress that allows all students to flourish and be the best they can become.
On starting at Wellfield Academy every student is allocated a Personal Tutor and is placed into a vertical tutor group. Our tutor groups belong to one of three houses; Campbell, MacArthur or Sharman. A House Progress Leader, who has responsibility for a house, oversees the personal tutor groups. Tutors and the House Progress Leaders, together with the Assistant Head with responsibility for ‘Progress and Intervention’, ensure cross subject overview, interrogation and intervention on progress and learning matters for individuals. We have 3 Pastoral & Behaviour Managers (a non-teacher dedicated to well-being support). Year 7 have their own dedicated Pastoral & Behaviour Manager.
Current Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9)
Students are taught in mixed attainment groups in Years 7-9 for English, Maths, Science, Modern Languages (Spanish), History, Geography, RE, Computing (Year 7 and 8 only) and PE. Creative subjects are taught on a carousel/rotational basis in slightly smaller groups: Art, Drama, Food Preparation & Nutrition, and Music.
In Year 9, students are given the opportunity to focus their studies in preparation for their GCSEs. They can choose two subjects from: Art, Computer Science, Drama, Food Preparation & Nutrition, and Music. This will ensure students deepen their learning and develop further skills before their final options in Year 10.
Current Key Stage 4
All students study English Language and Literature, Maths and Science leading to GCSE qualifications. Students choose at least 1 GCSE option from Geography, History and Spanish from the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) suite of subjects and up to 2 further GCSE options from either the EBacc subjects listed above and/or Art, Computer Science, Food Preparation and Nutrition, and Religious Studies. We also offer a Cambridge National Sports Science..
All students in Key Stages 3 and 4 study Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Careers Education (PSHCE) on 5 collapsed curriculum days throughout the year. At Key Stage 4 this includes elements of Religious Education.
We will undertake a Curriculum Review on an annual basis that will take into account Government legislation and the views of students, parents, Governors and staff.