Curriculum Statement

Brompton Academy Curriculum Provision

Brompton Academy has designed a curriculum which aims to:

 

  • Maximise achievement 
  • Be flexible and responsive
  • Offer a wide range of subjects to ensure students' options are open
  • Promote aspiration and learning for life
  • Build community cohesion 
  • Develop a clear sense of direction and focus for the future
  • Value and develop students' sense of belonging, pride and self esteem through the spirit of the Mini Schools
  • Prepare students to make a positive contribution to Modern Britain

The curriculum is delivered with purpose and relevance to students ensuring the development of students' academic employability, personal and vocational skills.  Flexibility offers greater choices for students and within the curriculum there is a rigorous focus on embedding and enhancing literacy and numeracy skills.

 

Curriculum Approach

The Academy has developed an academic approach with some flexibility tailored towards the more rigorous vocational courses. This approach enables us to focus on the needs of all students and maximises progression across the Academy. Learning takes place through the subjects within the Mini Schools, with dedicated staff providing wrap around support.  There is a key focus on developing extended writing skills which undoubtedly maximises students achievements across all subject areas in the curriculum.  A key component of the core curriculum offer is the Personal and Professional Development Programme (PPD) for all learners.  This aims to address barriers to learning and raises aspirations.  PPD modules include personal effectiveness, community enrichment, business & enterprise, careers, leisure, health, wellbeing and spirituality.

For Phase One students, where appropriate, the ‘Key Curriculum’ programme develops learning skills through a theme based approach.  This has been carefully planned so that it serves as a solid foundation for GCSE studies.

All learning is delivered in blocks of 30 minutes to allow for the development of active projects and theme based learning.

Each student has a Personal Tutor with whom he/she meets regularly during the Academy working day. 

The teaching strategies adopted by the Academy enable the curriculum to be organised for students to study and learn within a variety of settings and situations.  Groups are set by ability in core subjects.  In other subjects, students follow a range of different pathways according to their range of abilities.  

Arranged in five Mini Schools, Darwin, Turing, Rutherford, Woolf and Keynes, the curriculum is divided into three Phases of learning:

 

  • Two Mini Schools  - Darwin and Turing, dedicated to the Transition students in Phase One (the majority 11 and 12 year olds).
  • Three Mini Schools  - Rutherford, Woolf and Keynes, dedicated to facilitating the learning of Phases Two and Three learners. (Phase Two, 13 -  16 year olds and Phase Three, 16 - 19 year olds) 

The Academy offers a wide range of courses to engage higher attaining students and additionally supports those students who might experience difficulties with learning.  Provisions include alternative programmes delivered locally through off site providers e.g. Mid Kent F & HE College, University of Kent and work based and Third Sector providers.

Students leave Brompton Academy with good qualifications and a strong sense of direction and purpose.

The curriculum content is detailed under each separate subject heading - please go back a page to view the list of subjects/courses offered at Brompton Academy.  

If you would like to find out more about our courses, please contact the Assistant Principals of the Mini Schools for the individual subjects in question.  To view these members of staff please click HERE