At Buile Hill Academy, we strive to give every student access to a curriculum that is broad, offering students the opportunity to engage with a wide range of academic and vocational disciplines.
We maintain high expectations of all students by ensuring that the knowledge students gain is challenging and academically rigorous. All students are catered for in each subject through careful planning, personalised provision and targeted academic support.
We expect our students to show a real commitment and passion for their learning. Students at Buile Hill demonstrate a curiosity in their subjects, using each lesson as an opportunity to further themselves academically. All students are expected to demonstrate resilience and engage with feedback so that they learn from mistakes, review their progress and strive to improve every day.
Our teachers, as subject experts, ensure that that knowledge students acquire is the most up to date and relevant in their relevant disciplines and our curriculum leaders continually review and adapt our curriculum to meet the needs of our students.
Each subject is carefully mapped out to ensure that over time, students learn more and remember more, so that when their five-year journey at Buile Hill is complete, they are prepared to be able to progress into further education, employment or training.
Through the curriculum, students learn about their subjects and apply their knowledge to real world examples and develop an understanding of the relevance of their subjects in the real world. We use our curriculum as a vehicle to enrich the lives of our students, raise aspirations and provide guidance for students to realise their future ambitions.
The Curriculum at Key Stage 3
At Key Stage Three (Year 7-9), we offer a broad variety of subjects, building on the passion pupils develop for subjects at primary schools. Students will engage with a wide range of academic and vocational subjects to give them a broad experience of learning.
Students will study:
- Physical Education
- Community & Culture
- Computer Science
- Design Technology (including Food & Nutrition
- Art and Design
The Curriculum at Key Stage 4
When students reach Year 9, they will be guided through choosing their programme of study for Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11). At this important milestone, we ensure that parents/carers and students are given a comprehensive overview of the curriculum and guidance on how to make the appropriate choices for each student. We aim to ensure that students engage with a programme of study that suits their needs and interests and helps prepare them for their next steps in terms of future ambitions and careers. As well as their core subjects (English, Maths, Science) students will choose from the following subjects:
Students will study
- Business Studies
- Computer Science
- Product Design
- Health and Social Care
- Travel and Tourism
- Food Nutrition
- Design Technology
- Sports Studies