Ormiston Academy

Respect, Inspire, Achieve

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Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum, tailored where necessary to meet the needs of all our students regardless of gender, aptitude, cultural, ethnic or religious background.

Our curriculum:

  • Prepares all students to lead fulfilling lives and gives them the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens
  • Values vocational and academic routes equally
  • Nurtures the talents of all and celebrate success
  • Works with partner schools in the primary sector and Post 16 to ease transition
  • Involves the community and parents/carers
  • Is responsive to the current and future needs of students so that they are prepared for further study and the world of work
  • Develops positive personal and social values
  • Provides a variety of extra-curricular activities and educational visits to broaden students’ experiences

Curriculum overview

There are four lessons a day, each one is 75 minutes long.

Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all our students.

The development of students’ personal and social skills and their spiritual and cultural development are addressed specifically through the PSHE programme, school assemblies and our tutor programme, as well as permeating the whole curriculum, both formal and hidden.

Stoke High School follows the National Curriculum. In year 7 and 8 students follow a curriculum consisting of Maths, English, Science, History, Geography, French, ICT, PSHE/RE, Drama, Music and Design and Technology.

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students follow a core offer of Maths, English, Science, PE, PSHE/RE and an additional choice from a range of option subjects. All students choose at least one EBacc subject. Qualifications are tailored to the ability of our students with a range of GCSE and vocational qualifications delivered.

Details of our current curriculum plans and progression grids can be found on our curriculum plan page.

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