Curriculum

At Newark Academy our relentless pursuit of excellence has led us to develop a curriculum that provides students with a wide range of opportunities and experiences.

In an ever-changing world our curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure it is appropriate for all students. We always appreciate feedback and if you have any curriculum-specific comments, or any questions relating to GCSE or A-Level options, we encourage you to contact the school.

Click here to download our Curriculum Intent statements

Key Stage 3

We follow a three-year Key Stage 3 curriculum which meets and further develops the demands of the National Curriculum.

Through our delivery of a knowledge-rich, broad and balanced curriculum we ensure every student experiences a smooth transition from Key Stage 2 into Key Stage 3.  Whilst we retain a strong focus on core subjects, our comprehensive programme of study also includes Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities, Computing, Design and Technology, Expressive Arts, Physical Education and Religious Studies. We have a bespoke Personal Development curriculum which is designed to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural appreciation. It also teaches children how to keep themselves and others safe through strong themes related to relationships and age appropriate sex education. Furthermore, we place great importance and emphasis on the development of literacy, numeracy, oracy and reading within and across subjects and, in doing so, we provide our students with the confidence, knowledge and skills they will require at Key Stage 4 and beyond.

Key Stage 4

Level 2/GCSE Qualifications

Following the exposure to an extensive knowledge rich key stage three curriculum our students in year 10 and 11 are now fully equipped and able to pursue areas of personal interest and follow a two year programme of study which culminates in end of year exams at the end of the key stage. We provide our students with the opportunity and encouragement to study the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) pathway which consists of English, Maths, Science, Modern Foreign Languages, Humanities and Computing. This offer is complemented by a wide range of optional subjects, such as Computer Science, Spanish, German, French, Geography, History, Business, Health & Social, Art, Resistant Materials, Creative iMedia, Food, Drama, Product Design, Religious Studies and Sport Studies.

Key Stage 5

Our Key Stage 5 students have the opportunity to follow a tailored programme of study in Years 12 and 13 and can select from a wide range of A-Level and equivalent qualifications. Our Key Stage 5 offer supports students who wish to follow either an academic or vocational pathway as part of their next phase of learning and we are immensely proud of our partnerships with local FE and HE institutions. Consequently, our students go on to employment, apprenticeships and training and/or university; the number of Newark students gaining places at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities continues to rise each year.