At our school, our primary goal is to provide an enriching educational experience for your child, one that fosters not only academic growth but also personal development. Our carefully crafted curriculum is designed with your child’s future in mind, aiming to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive beyond their time at Bosworth Academy.
We believe in nurturing lifelong learners, empowering students to discover the joy of learning while also cultivating the ability to make informed decisions. Self-control and self-motivation are instilled values, enabling our students to confidently transition into the world of employment, vocational training, or higher education.
Our approach to curriculum development is multifaceted. We understand the importance of intellectual challenge, and our curriculum is designed to stimulate your child’s intellect while providing opportunities for personalization. Recognizing that each student is unique, we offer choices and support tailored to their individual needs.
In the Laureates program (Key Stage 3) and the Academy (Key Stage 4), we provide a strong foundational framework for learning. This foundation not only supports your child’s academic journey but also encourages them to explore their potential beyond what they may have initially imagined. As your child progresses through these stages, they will have the chance to exercise greater personal choice, ensuring that their education aligns with their interests and aspirations.
Our Sixth Form offers a diverse range of A-Levels and BTECs at level 3, providing students with a wide array of options to tailor their learning experience. This flexibility empowers them to create personalized learning programs that align with their unique goals. Whether they aim for apprenticeships, direct employment, or pursuing higher education at university, we prepare them for success in their chosen path.
We take great pride in the caliber of our teaching staff. Throughout the Academy, our dedicated educators teach across Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, and Post 16. This ensures that your child receives instruction from experienced professionals, many of whom teach A Levels in their respective subjects. Their passion for their fields and commitment to guiding your child’s educational journey ensures that each lesson contributes to a pathway leading to outstanding outcomes, and potentially, a future at university in their chosen subject.
We are here to support your child’s growth, both academically and personally, and we look forward to partnering with you on this exciting educational journey. Together, we can help your child reach their full potential and achieve their dreams.
The Laureates Curriculum (Key Stage 3)
Our KS3 curriculum is delivered in years 7 and 8.
In year 7, the curriculum is organised so that the majority of teaching takes place in tutor groups. Much of this teaching occurs within the Laureates ‘school within a school’, but our extensive specialised classrooms are utilised whenever possible.
In Year 8, students will remain in the same tutor group as year 7, but they will experience greater variety in the organisation of teaching groups. This is to encourage wider socialisation as the first step towards Key Stage 4 and adult life.
The year 7 curriculum is designed to support our strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy, principally through the study of English and Maths, but also across the full range of subjects. Literacy is further supported through the Humanities programme, which is delivered by the student’s year 7 tutor. The tutor will, whenever possible, support their tutor group’s English teacher in the English lessons. This provides a strong link and a common approach to develop literacy skills to the maximum. The Humanities curriculum covers a wide range of topics from geography, history, religion, ethics, citizenship and global development. The Maths curriculum is based upon the very successful Singapore Maths Programme and numeracy skills are developed through other subjects across the curriculum.
To best prepare our students for the ever-increasing technological and scientific world which they will inherit, all students all study science, which is always taught in specialist, well-equipped science laboratories. Topics are arranged to cover an equal share of biology, chemistry and physics as well as ‘how science works’ and the range of highly qualified and experienced specialist teachers available in each of these subjects ensures that students are well prepared in all 3 subjects prior to starting their Triple Science GCSEs in year 9. Computer Science (both computational thinking and programming) is also taught as part of a rotation of Information Technology topics by specialist teachers in specialised facilities.
Bosworth is unique in the area in offering both French and Spanish in our Laureates curriculum. Parents are invited to express a preference for which language they would prefer their child to study as their main foreign language, but the opportunity to study both will arise through our Enrichment Programme.
Creativity is an important aspect of life and it is important that our curriculum fosters creative thinking in as many forms as possible. We encourage the development of creativity through two main curriculum strands, Performance and ADT (Art, Design and Technology). There are also additional opportunities through our Enrichment Programme. The Performance programme allows students to explore the various aspects of performing arts through music, drama and dance, whilst the ADT programme provides access to various forms of Art including 2D, 3D and textiles; product design and cooking.
Students’ wellbeing and personal development are supported by practical PE twice a week, with an emphasis on remaining healthy as well as a comprehensive PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) programme delivered by a specialist team. Student’s moral, social and cultural education is supported by their tutors through a tutor programme. This approach allows a coordinated approach to fully support all aspects of their development.
In the Laureates, students are given a degree of personalisation within their curriculum through the Enrichment Programme which offers a wide variety of different activities and experiences. Students usually undertake 6 or 7 different enrichment activities each year.
The enrichment programme in Key Stage 3 changes each year, based on the interests of our students. In the past, our enrichment programme has included Musical Theatre, Pinhole Photography, Enamelling, Let’s Cook!, Street Dance, Video Making and Editing, Film Studies, Upcycling, Garden Design and Maintenance, Forensic Science, The Art of Arguing and Additional French and/or Spanish.
In Year 8, students have the option to enrol on a fixed enrichment programme and become part of our very successful Bosworth Performance Group which includes the Bosworth Theatre Company, Bosworth Dance Troupe and the Bosworth Record Label. The enrichment programmes aim to give students a flavour or some subjects that often do not start until Key Stage 4 including Business, Sports Science and Media.
The Academy Curriculum (Key Stage 4)
The Academy curriculum is delivered in years 9, 10 and 11.
Our curriculum is designed to build upon the firm foundations developed through the Laureates Curriculum and provide students with a broad and balanced curriculum with the capacity to foster creativity, experience personalisation and allow choice.
Our curriculum is broken down as follows:
The core curriculum is designed to provide students with a firm foundation for their adult life and consists of courses that prepare all students to achieve above their expected potential.
- English Language and English Literature
- Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)
Globalising and Self-worth subjects
Students’ well being and personal development are supported through the following subject areas:
- A modern foreign language (French or Spanish)
- A humanities subject (History and/or Geography)
- Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
- Physical Health
Breadth within the core curriculum is maintained through our extended offering of subjects. We are committed to fostering creativity in all forms and we know that students value the opportunity to study more of their favourite subjects which is why we offer a greater number of subjects at GCSE compared to many other schools nationally. Students take:
- At least one practical/creative subject
- A free choice subject
Overall, students will have the opportunity to gain 10 1/2 GCSE qualifications by the end of Year 11.
The Oaks Sixth Form (Level 3) Curriculum
The curriculum within The Oaks Sixth Form is designed to offer personalisation and specialisation as a pathway to university, apprenticeship or employment at age 18 or 19. This is done through a mixture of A-Level and BTEC Level 3 courses. AS level qualifications are integrated into some A-Level courses.
The courses on offer to students are available to view here. We encourage students to study at least four A-Levels but we do personalise our offer based on individual student needs. This occurs throughout the entire application process to help students make informed decisions.
Students will receive a total of 9 taught hours per fortnight, with a structured tenth period for study for each subject. There is an expectation that students complete an hour of independent study for every hour taught by a class teacher.
In addition, a comprehensive PHSE programme is delivered by the student’s tutors, with a focus on preparation for application to university and preparation for life after school. Students are also expected to involve themselves in a variety of enrichment activities.
We also work alongside the organisation Young Money and share the vision that all children and young people have the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage their money well, now and in the future.
Our Curriculum Outline
Here is the content of the academic curriculum for all year groups at Bosworth Academy. This will help both you and your child to see what they will be studying in every subject in every year.
Click the links at the bottom of the document to find the year group. The colour coding is explained by the key found at the bottom of the document.
If you wish to find out more about the curriculum offer at Bosworth Academy, please contact:
Andy Dolinski – Deputy Headteacher: [email protected]
Our curriculum policy can be found on our policy page.