The Curriculum

At The Hathaway Academy we have a broad, balanced and varied curriculum reflecting the needs of all learners in modern Britain. Teaching will be most effective if designed to address the learning needs of individual students in our classes.  The Academy recognises the importance of providing a needs-led, personalised curriculum for all our students.  The Academy has addressed secondary curriculum changes and determined that lessons should seek to emphasise the development of a range of subject specific skills as well a range of personal, learning, thinking and enterprise and functional skills at all possible opportunities.  To ensure successful teaching and learning, teachers are expected to use all available information, including prior attainment and assessment data.

Teachers have access to lesson plan templates on the Academy network to use to prepare lessons and create lesson plan banks.  Coordinators routinely quality assure teacher’s planning to monitor and track effective lesson planning opportunities for students.  These may be monitored at any time by the Academy Leadership Team, particularly during lesson observations.

The structure of lessons is expected to follow guidance found in the Teaching and Learning Principles and the lesson expectations document.

Key Stage 4

All Key stage 4 students follow a two-year course leading to GCSE examinations, or alternative accreditation, including BTEC courses. All students follow a core curriculum that includes:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Physical Education

In addition, students can choose from a range of GCSEs and vocational qualifications, which can be found in our KS4 Curriculum 2016/2018 document.

Options Booklet Pathway A 2019-21

Options Booklet Pathway H 2019-21

Options Booklet Pathway T 2019-21

Key Stage 3

Students in Key Stage 3, Years 7 to 9, follow the National Curriculum, working in set groups, as appropriate and studying the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Food Technology
  • Information Communications Technology
  • French or Spanish
  • Geography
  • History
  • RS
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

Our aim at Hathaway Academy is to ensure that young people leave school with the knowledge, skills and ambition to succeed in modern Britain and to compete in the global labour market.

Promoting British values is fundamental to achieving this and that is why we continue to ensure that the Department for Education’s five part definition of British Values is delivered not only across the curriculum but also in all of the additional opportunities students at Hathaway Academy have outside of the curriculum, in the local community and globally.  The core values are:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs