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Thomas Middlecott Academy

Thomas Middlecott Academy seeks to broaden the horizons of each and every student, helping them to achieve at the highest level both academically and through their talents outside the classroom.

Curriculum

We provide a broad and balanced knowledge-led curriculum which allows students to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence. In addition to acquiring extensive knowledge, students develop a range of academic, practical, social and personal skills. The curriculum is fully inclusive and supports the rapid progress of all students regardless of ability or individual starting points. We believe that our curriculum will allow students to progress to the next stage of their academic career and to further and higher education.

Please contact the academy if you require any further information regarding our curriculum.

Key Stage 3

When students join the academy in Year 7 students are grouped in their core subjects by ability based on key stage 2 results and baseline testing. Students are taught in mixed ability groups for all other subjects.

Students have 25 lessons each week. Each lesson is one hour in length.

Subject

Number of Hours Per Week

English

5

Mathematics

4

Science

3

Geography

2

History

2

Modern Foreign Languages

2

Religious Studies

1

Art

1

Drama

1

Music

1

PE

2

Technology

1

Key Stage 4

All students must study the following subjects:

  • GCSE English Language
  • GCSE English Literature
  • GCSE Mathematics
  • GCSE Combined Science
  • GCSE Geography or History

Plus: students also have a Core PE lesson each week

All students opt to study 3 option subjects from the following:

  • GCSE French (GCSEs in other MFL are available for some students)
  • GCSE Art & Design
  • GCSE Photography
  • GCSE Music
  • GCSE Religious Studies
  • GCSE Media Studies
  • GCSE Design Technology
  • GCSE Food and Nutrition
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Performing Arts

 

Subject

Number of Hours Per Week

English

4

Mathematics

4

Science

4

Geography/History

3

Option One

3

Option Two

3

Option Three

3

Core PE

1

Modern British Values

At Thomas Middlecott Academy we are dedicated to promoting values that ensure that our students develop a strong sense of social and moral responsibility.

We prepare the students for life in Modern Britain because values such as individual liberty, democracy, the law, mutual respect and tolerance are embedded within the curriculum and the Academy ethos. In addition these values are promoted at various times throughout the school year, and regularly in assemblies. Our Academy embodies a democratic model in the way we work, the way we are structured and our general ethos and culture in the Academy. Additionally our rules and regulations are there for the benefit of everyone, and our Academy takes a holistic approach to teaching British Values rather than concentrating on individual subjects.

Click here to find out more about British Values at our academy

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