As an Ark Academy, we have a lot of flexibility with our curriculum, the subjects, learning methods, levels of study and qualifications that students pursue.

We have a broadly academic curriculum, emphasising the importance of intellectual study and focusing on traditional learning. We believe that this is the best way to equip our pupils for university, the professions and success in whatever career they eventually choose. We are determined that our students will compete on equal terms with students coming from the most privileged backgrounds, in an ever competitive global community so we have provided a curriculum that allows students to study a range of subjects giving them the best possible chance to succeed.

Academic subjects leading to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) are at the core of the curriculum. Subjects include English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, Humanities, and Arts. The content is driven by the syllabuses and specifications of national examinations.

There is the opportunity for additional literacy and numeracy lessons for pupils for whom the EBacc may not be appropriate these students will also have the chance to complete the Duke of Edinburgh Award but all pupils are expected to pursue a curriculum with a strong academic core. We believe that educational excellence can only be guaranteed when what is studied is tailored to each individual student.

You can read our full policy here: PDF iconCurriculum Policy 2018 - 2019

Hard copies of all policy documents are available upon request from the academy reception.