The curriculum offer at Bluecoat Meres Academy equips our students with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed throughout their time at the Academy and excel in the next steps in their educational journey, be that at Sixth Form, university, college, apprenticeship or employment.
In Year 7 and 8 (KS3), students follow the national curriculum in a broad and balanced diet of experiences from the Arts, Design Technology, Humanities and PE to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. We believe that students should be fully prepared for KS4 experience so we ensure that Knowledge, Skills and Understanding taught during KS3 are closely aligned to requirements at KS4. Knowledge Organisers are produced for each subject for each half-term, enabling students to build a strong and secure base of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding for their KS4 experience.
At the start of Year 9, students personalise their curriculum by choosing options which include a wide range of GCSE and Vocational courses. Assessment in these courses takes place in a variety of forms including controlled assessments during the course and public examinations at the end of Key Stage 4. All subjects and qualifications are carefully selected to provide the best possible range of opportunities for our students and provide a platform for continued study through to the Sixth Form.
For further information on curriculum related matters please contact Mr Nick Wilson, Assistant Principal.
A Summary of Content:
KS3 (Years 7 and 8)
The following subjects are studied in years 7 and 8. The number of 1 hour lessons per week are shown in brackets:
Religious Education (1)
Physical Education (2)
Design and Technology (1)
Computer Science/ICT (1)
KS4 (Years 9, 10 and 11)
The KS4 courses offered will provide a firm foundation for future careers and further education, including GCE AS/2 and Level 2 and 3 vocational courses.
Students follow a core curriculum of:
English (Language and Literature,) Mathematics, Science, an EBACC option (Geography, History or Modern Foreign Language,) RE and core PE.
Students then have a choice of 2 further options including:
A second EBACC option (Geography, History or Modern Foreign Language,) Art and Design, Creative Media, Sport, Performing Arts and Hospitality and Catering.