Curriculum

A broad, balanced, varied Curriculum

Please see details of our curriculum offer for key stage 3 and 4 here  2015 - 16
Curriculum

At New Forest Academy we offer a curriculum which is broad, balanced, varied, and which will provide a fulfilling education for your child, regardless of ability.  Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Education is taught through the Humanities Programme, Learning Skills, the Pastoral System and via discrete days.  


The programme includes:

  • British Values
  • Health Education
  • Careers
  • Study Skills
  • Citizenship
  • Economic Awareness and Industrial Understanding
  • First Aid
  • Behaviours For Learning
  • Literacy and Numeracy

Key Stage 3


Consistent with the requirements of the National Curriculum, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study:

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English, Mathematics, French, Science, Geography, History, Religious Studies,

PE, Art, Drama, Music, Design and Technology, Computer Studies and Learning Skills.


Key Stage 4


During Key Stage 4, students will continue to study subjects required by the national curriculum, but we are able to offer some guided choice of subjects. The GCSE courses offered are:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Mathematics
  • Science (students achieving level 6 at Key Stage 3 Science are able to choose to study the three separate sciences.)

Five further options which between them currently include the following subjects:

Geography Art/Photography

History I Media

Health & Social Care French

Catering         Music

Biology, Chemistry, Physics ICT

Engineering BTEC Sport

Computer Science


The usual programme leads to 9 GCSE qualifications.


In addition, all students will have lessons in physical education.


Throughout both key stages specialist help is given to students with learning difficulties and the most able are fully challenged through the use of enrichment and extension materials.


New Forest Academy is well resourced with a community wide network and a number of fully equipped computer rooms, and computer workstations in every classroom.  All students at key stage 3 have a discrete lesson of computer studies each week.



Behaviour for Learning

Discipline with Dignity

  • We show respect to each other and the environment.
  • We have expectations of good behaviour.
  • There will be a consequence if we do not keep to expectations.
  • We are all treated fairly – which may not be equally.

 

We look after ourselves:

  • Arrive on time and leave the room promptly at the end of the lesson and only with the teacher’s permission.
  • Wear the correct uniform tidily.
  • Bring the right equipment to lessons and exams.

 

We look after our environment:

  • Remember, no eating, chewing gum or drinking in class – except for a small bottle of water.
  • Respect the Academy’s and other people’s property and put all litter in a bin.
  • Put litter in the bin.

 

We look after each other:

  • Behave sensibly, safely and in a non-aggressive way at all times.  We keep our hands, feet, objects and “put-downs” to ourselves.
  • We use appropriate language and tone of voice to everyone.
  • We follow instructions.
  • We listen attentively and respond positively when someone is speaking to us.