CurriculumFind out more about what subjects Ormiston SWB Academy offer.
Ormiston SWB Academy endeavours to enable all young people to become:
Our Curriculum Intention
Our focus is breadth of curriculum. We want our students to experience and learn new skills and ideas in as many subjects as possible for as long as possible.
We want our curriculum to be challenging in its depth and breadth so that it will:
- Challenge all students to be the best that they can be
- Provide students with knowledge required to be successful
- Provide then with the skills to retain and apply knowledge
- Equip our students with Character Resilience Organisation Excellence C.O.R.E. values thus developing students who are resilient, lifelong learners
- Provide deep learning that accelerates our students understanding of the world around them
- Equip our students with ambition and aspirations so that they become happy and successful members of society
- Enables students have a range of qualifications that facilitate their next steps in their education and career
In order to achieve this, we have been developing a set of curriculum principles to drive our work with this:
- The curriculum must provide a map that directs what knowledge should be taught and when it should be taught. However, this should also allow some flexibility for teachers to respond to the differing needs of their classes.
- The curriculum must be taught in a coherent and step-by-step sequence that allows for the incremental development of knowledge within each subject/topic.
Whole Academy Curriculum Overview
Please use the button below to download our Curriculum Overview for 2019/20. Please note our curriculum is under review and changes may occur.
Our curriculum is aimed at inspiring the love of reading and the written word where students can demonstrate a confident control of Standard English when analysing, crafting, and articulating their ideas in a range of situations.
Our spiral curriculum aims to build on geographical knowledge and skills in order to develop critical thinkers who can analyse and appreciate the challenges in an ever changing world with the goal of building a sustainable future.
Our intention is for students to have a broad understanding of both British history and the history of the wider world. The logically sequenced curriculum is taught in a chronological order, presenting a clear narrative over time, which aims to provide students with transferable key skills.
Our curriculum is aimed at providing opportunities for learners to be able to confidently communicate with native speakers, both verbally and using written language. Learners will have an understanding of the culture in France and the French speaking world.
Our spiral curriculum is aimed at developing a love of and confidence for maths, giving students the tools to apply their mathematical knowledge to solve problems in a range of situations.
H&SC equips our students to discover the impact of positive and negative human development and how to critically analyse how these factors affect our day to day lives. Our curriculum enables students to explore academically and practically areas that influence how we develop throughout life stages & in turn raise expectations of how we can live successful and healthy lives now and in our future.
Our curriculum equips students with the knowledge, skills & confidence needed to inspire a love of sports and lifelong physical activity. The curriculum is designed so that students experience as many physical activities as possible, for as long as possible giving them a holistic physical education where they can progress to becoming expert leaders and performers.
Our students will understand the impact Design and Technology has had on their lives, their community and the wider world. They will be able to demonstrate their creativity and ingenuity through design. They will be able to explain how their making skills and technical knowledge will impact their lives everyday. They will be able work independently, be organised and manage themselves effectively. They will be consistently analytical of themselves and others. They will regularly evaluate their successes and failures in a constructive and clear way. They will understand how to progress and how to be prepared.
Our curriculum is designed to create knowledgeable, scientifically literate and technologically capable problem solvers, by fostering a spirit of inquiry that nurtures students’ curiosity of the scientific world. It will provide opportunities for students to apply their scientific skills and knowledge to contemporary issues, whilst making connections between scientific disciplines.
Our curriculum intends to inspire, enthuse and excite students in a creative curriculum, pushing the limitations of self-expression through a variety of different disciplines. Students are provided with a breadth of knowledge and transferable skills that encourage independence, critical thinking and self-confidence in order to develop awareness of the value of art and design in the community and working industry.
Our curriculum is designed to inspire students to develop the critical and independent learning skills essential to the scientific study of Psychology.
ICT & Computing
It is our intention to inspire learners to find, explore, analyse and present information in an appropriate and effective. We aim to develop confident and safe digital citizens.
Our curriculum aims to develop academic and practical skills in the subject related industries, creating learners who have the ability and aptitude to be successful beyond education, in the world of work.
The music curriculum develops students’ musical understanding, listening and performance skills, compositional skills and their ability to evaluate their own and others work.
The curriculum is designed to ensure students can develop a broad understanding of how infra structures in society can develop over time and impact on those involved.
Our curriculum develops students’ confidence, speaking and listening skills and understanding of the world around them. It also allows for physical expression and use of imagination, developing students’ trust in their creative instinct.
Ormiston SWB Academy students are expected to demonstrate a vast array of characteristics that will prepare them for future success. Our values clearly signal to staff, students and parents the core values of Character, Organisation, Resilience and Excellence which ensure our Academy is a focused, happy and a safe place to learn and achieve. Our values are supported by our brand new C.O.R.E Futures Programme. This is aimed at giving students the opportunity to have experiences, which deepen knowledge, embed skills and strengthen character. Through Years 7 to 13, students will study and take part in an enrichment programme including visits, courses, events and activities alongside their timetabled lessons.
Sixth Form Prospectus
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