The curriculum at Parkside Academy is designed in line with the key whole school principle, ‘Your Child is Our Child’.

All students follow accredited DfE approved GCSE/Technical qualifications to ensure they have the currency required to access FE/HE education and the world of work post 16.

The curriculum followed at both KS3 and KS4 is broad and balanced, with bespoke opportunities built into PSHE and SMSC across all year groups.

Years 7 and 8

Pathways in KS3 allow targeted invention through Connect Intervention, with all pupils accessing Core, EBacc and Foundation subjects. There is an emphasis on wellbeing, through PE, enrichment, rewards and a dedicated PSHE programme with Student Leadership as a core foundation.

All pupils study English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, ICT, Religious Education, Physical Education, Art, Technology, Performing Arts and a Modern Foreign Language, in line with the National Curriculum.

Pupils are set bands based on their English skills and, separately, on their Mathematical skills.

Personal, Social, Health and Economic education is delivered both across the curriculum and through our innovative Inspire Days where our pupils interact with and learn from a wide range of organisations, charities and businesses.

Years 9, 10 and 11

The school has a well established a three-year KS4 curriculum, allowing students the choice to maintain breadth whilst accessing Languages, Technology and the Arts. Students receive a guided choice to ensure provision meets the needs of all. Wellbeing is core to the provision, being both timetabled and bespoke to individuals.

All pupils study common core subjects. These include, English Language, English Literature, Mathematics, Combined Science, ICT Creative iMedia, Physical Education, and Religious Education.

Pupils will then be able to choose from the list of subjects below. The number of choices they are able to make and the range of subjects they can choose from will vary from Pathway to Pathway.

GCSE/Technical Award Subjects: Separate Sciences, History, Geography, German, Music, Art & Design, Religious Studies, Food and Cookery, Design Technology, Physical Education, Expressive Art, Business Studies, Health & Social Care, Hospitality & Catering, Photography and Sports Studies.

Subject Curriculum Plans

Art Curriculum

BTEC Sport Curriculum

Business and Enterprise

Computing Curriculum

Dance Curriculum

DT Curriculum

English Curriculum

Geography Curriculum

German Curriculum

Health and Social Curriculum

Maths Curriculum

History Curriculum

Music Curriculum

PE Core Curriculum

PE GCSE Curriculum

RE Curriculum

Science Curriculum

October 2018
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
October 1, 2018 October 2, 2018

Category: GeneralEnglish/Literacy Engage Evening

English/Literacy Engage Evening
October 3, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 5, 2018 October 6, 2018 October 7, 2018
October 8, 2018 October 9, 2018

Category: GeneralParent Engagement Evening

Parent Engagement Evening
October 10, 2018 October 11, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 13, 2018 October 14, 2018
October 15, 2018 October 16, 2018 October 17, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 10 Engage Evening

Year 10 Engage Evening
October 18, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 7 Parent Evening - Moving Up

Year 7 Parent Evening - Moving Up
October 19, 2018 October 20, 2018 October 21, 2018
October 22, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 23, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 24, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 25, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 26, 2018

Category: School HolidaysHalf Term

Half Term
October 27, 2018 October 28, 2018
October 29, 2018 October 30, 2018 October 31, 2018 November 1, 2018

Category: GeneralYear 11 Raising Achievement Evening

Year 11 Raising Achievement Evening
November 2, 2018 November 3, 2018 November 4, 2018