The King’s Academy offers a broad curriculum in all year groups, designed to support each student in achieving their personal best.
At Key Stage 3, students study the following subjects: English, mathematics, science, PTE (philosophy, theology and ethics), PE, history, geography, a modern foreign language (French, Spanish or German), IT & computing, engineering, art, food technology and performing arts. Students are placed in sets according to their ability in most subjects. Certain subjects such as engineering, art, food technology and performing arts are delivered in the form of an ‘Arts Carousel’. Furthermore, students in Year 9 take part in the Archbishop of York Young Leaders Award. Students with weak literacy and numeracy skills receive additional support as necessary.
At Key Stage 4, students study a core curriculum (of English, mathematics, science, PTE and non-examined PE), along with a wide range of optional subjects (all GCSE unless stated otherwise) including English literature, triple science, history, geography, a modern foreign language (French, Spanish or German), business, ICT, computer science, sport (BTEC), engineering, resistant materials, art, textiles, food technology, catering, drama, dance (BTEC), health & social care, British Sign Language tuition, Braille tuition, Prince’s Trust XL and Life Skills.
At Key Stage 5, courses are typically offered at A-Level and BTEC National. Subjects include English language, English literature, mathematics & statistics, mathematics & mechanics, further mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, French, Spanish, German, history, government & politics, geography, sociology, religious education, business studies, economics, IT, psychology, health & social care, PE, sport, product design, art, textiles and theatre studies. Students would typically study 3 or 4 subjects at AS Level, typically continuing with 3 at A2 Level. More able students will study 4 A-Levels over the two years.
Additional support is provided for students seeking to study at STEP level.
Please select the subject title you are interested in to learn more about the courses offered at The King’s Academy:
BITE (Business, Information Technology and Economics)
Health and Social Care
SEN / Individualised Learning
Modern Foreign Languages
For further information please contact:
Mr S Reader
The King’s Academy
Tel: 01642 577577