Academy Curriculum

We have a varied, innovative & stimulating curriculum

Our Academy Curriculum

At Ormiston Maritime Academy we offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced and promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, and physical development of students with a view to preparing our young people for their future careers.

We are proud of the fact that we focus a significant proportion of our curriculum time on English and Mathematics to ensure students have the core numeracy and literacy skills to help access other curriculum areas. Within English, there is a big focus on literacy and reading with all students undertaking at least one hour of focused reading per week.

Pupils are provided with 30 hours of teaching – 29 x 50 minute lessons with an additional 50 minutes of reading time. The total teaching time each day is 5 hours 20 minutes, consisting of 5 hours teaching time, and 20 minutes of assembly or tutor.

Key Stage 3

All students follow a programme of study which consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Design Technology including IT, French or Spanish, Geography, History and Music, Art, Drama, Learning for Life.

Key Stage 4

Students study a core programme that includes: English, maths, triple science, Business Studies and PE. In addition, students are able to choose from a number optional subjects from a range of traditional GCSE and vocational subjects including: Geography and History Performing Arts, Music, Art, French, Spanish, Child Development, Health and Social Care, Craft, Textiles, ICT and Digital Media.

For information about the curriculum at Ormiston Maritime Academy please contact Mrs C Russell, Assistant Principal on (01472) 310015.

Ormiston Maritime Academy are introducing new vocational qualifications for students in Year 9 (2018/19) and in year 10 (2018/19). These qualifications include Engineering, Motor Vehicle, Industrial Studies and Beauty.