At The Skipton Academy, all students follow a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that we meet our National Curriculum obligations and provide a wide range of learning experiences.
A range of teaching and learning styles is presented and work is differentiated in all subjects to ensure that students progress at an appropriate level. Students are assessed in all subjects. Their progress is monitored carefully against agreed annual targets. Progress checks are sent regularly to parents. A programme of intervention is carried out if students fall behind in their progress towards the annual targets.
Currently, in Key Stage 3, our students study English, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, French, History, Geography, RE, Art, Physical Education, Drama and Music. In addition, students spend time each week on Personal Development.
The Core Curriculum
GCSE English Language
GCSE English Literature
GCSE Religious Studies
PE [not examined]
Most students will complete the GCSE in Double Science. This is worth 2 GCSEs and covers content from all three sciences. Triple Science is available in the option blocks for gifted scientists
All students must choose one of these subjects. Students are welcome to pick all of these subjects if they wish.
Students should choose 3 further options from:
Health & Social Care**