The curriculum model at Nottingham Girls’ Academy is based on a 25-period week.
Key Stage 3
At Key Stage 3, the curriculum balances instruction in core subjects and those that make up the English Baccalaureate complimented with a broad selection of practical and creative subjects. Pupils specialise in one of the humanities at the end of Year 8. RE is taught as part of the curriculum in Geography, History and PSHE.
Year 7 and 8 Pathways
Year 9 Pathways
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, those with an aptitude and passion for science are encouraged to follow the Triple Science pathway and those that might achieve a Strong Pass in the English Baccalaureate are encouraged to continue with both their humanity and Spanish on the EBacc pathway. It is also possible to follow both of these pathways.
All pupils at Key Stage 4 study one additional option subject and those that are not following the EBacc pathway study a second. There is a broad range of both academic and vocational courses for pupils to select from.
Year 10 and 11 Pathways
Key Stage 4 Option choices for 2020-21: Art, Business Studies, Catering, Dance, Health and Social Care, IT, Media Studies, Music, Performing Arts, Sociology, Sport
Key Stage 5
At Key Stage 5, pupils also have a broad range of academic and vocational courses to select from.
Pupils will usually select 3 courses to study for 2 years (the most able may opt for 4). Studying is supported by 5 periods of Supported Enrichment and Study. Those pupils who are up-to-date with their work and making sufficient progress are then given the freedom to leave site for any remaining periods on their timetable.
Sixth Form Pathways
Key Stage 5 Option choices for 2020-21: Art, Applied Science, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Criminology, English Literature, Film Studies, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, IT, Mathematics, Performing Arts, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Sport
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