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Curriculum

At The Hyndburn Academy we aim to ensure that all students study a rich, varied and challenging curriculum that develops them as you people as well as young academics. Our curriculum structure works through a two-week timetable where every day has five 1-hour lessons plus a registration/tutor time at the start of the day. The full details of individual subject areas will be added over the next term.

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Key Stage 3

All students follow a common curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Art, Design Technology, Performing Arts, Geography, History, French, RE, PE and Learn to Learn. Further opportunity is given for an adapted curriculum for those who require more support with literacy and/or numeracy and/or other barriers to learning. We believe it is our responsibility to develop strong literacy and numeracy skills for all of our students. To support this a small group of students are not required to study an additional language and receive additional targeted support to close the gap between them and their peers. We believe that the curriculum should be flexible to allow for personalised choices. An additional after-school enrichment programme includes a range of sporting activities and creative arts opportunities.

During Year 9 students are invited to attend our Guided Choices Evening and are given more information on subjects available to them in Key Stage 4 so they can make an informed choice on the subjects available. Subjects offered are subject to change however our intention is to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Key Stage 4

As a small sized high school we work hard to offer a broad and balanced curriculum model throughout Key Stage Four. We believe in offering subjects that allow a wide range of pathways and progression for our students in the future. Our curriculum offers flexibility and choice within a guided structure. In response to government curriculum changes, the options are fewer than in previous years but give more time to enable study in greater depth.

                                Year 10 Options        Year 11 Options 
Option Block A

History

Geography

Travel and Tourism

 

French 

History

Geogaphy

Travel and Toursim

Option Block B

French

Geography

History

 

Triple Science

History

Geography

Skills Base

 

Option Block C

Dance 

GCSE PE

Triple Science

Child Development

 

Art 

Performing Arts

Food

Computing

Option Block D

Performing Arts 

Resisitant Materials 

Travel and Tourism

Art

 

Photography

Resistant Materials

GCSE PE

Child Developement

Media 

SMSC

At The Hyndburn Acadmey we recognise that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education (SMSC) is delivered in all curriculum areas and in every aspect of Academy life.

SMSC Education is broadly split into four areas: 

Spiritual: exploring beliefs and experiences; respecting values; discovering oneself and the surrounding world; using imagination and creativity; reflection.

Moral: recognising right and wrong; understanding consequences; investigating moral and ethical issues; offering reasoned views. 

Social: using social skills in different contexts; working well with others; resolving conflicts; understanding how communities work.

Cultural: appreciating cultural influences; participating in cultural opportunities; understanding, accepting, respecting and celebrating diversity. 

The Hyndburn Academy promotes SMSC development of our students through a variety of ways including:

  •  the provision of a broadly balanced and rich curriculum. Within this, teachers strive to promote opportunities whereby students are encouraged to engage with the wider world, and consider and question their place within it,
  • the delivery of a Personal Development Days six times a year.
  • a varied assembly and weekly Thought for the Week programme through which teachers and visitors discuss topics that help students reflect upon themes that are important in the wider world today,
  • an extensive extra-curricular programme that includes sporting, academic, musical and cultural opportunities.

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