Curriculum Overview

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Curriculum Overview

Ormiston Maritime Academy

Our Academy Curriculum – At Ormiston Maritime Academy we offer a curriculum that fits with our values of ‘ASPIRE to excellence’.

The curriculum is designed to fit one of our Core Values:

We are a School: Our students come first. We deliver a world class education that enables all of our students to achieve or succeed their targets in a safe, stimulating and aspirational environment.”

Each department will have their own vision for their subject which will explain what is taught, how it has ambition, how it fulfils the National Curriculum and the order the curriculum is sequenced. We want our students to understand how to be an expert in each subject such as a ‘scientist, mathematician, historian’ to name but a few.

We offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced and promotes spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of students with a view in preparing our young people for their future careers. With this in mind, we do 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.

Key Stage 3

All students follow the National Curriculum by studying English, Mathematics, Science, Art, Geography, History, ICT, French or Spanish, Performing Arts (Music and Drama), Physical Education, Religious Education and Design Technology. The Key Stage 3 curriculum develops a strong foundation for these subject areas, strengthening skills and building knowledge required for further study, whilst striving to develop a passion and enthusiasm for learning. The curriculum and schemes of learning are as least as ambitious as the national curriculum requires. (Please see the national curriculum aims and targets for each subject within the subject areas on the website). Key Stage 3 will become a three-year programme from September 2020.  

Key Stage 4

Currently introduced in Year 9 (by 2020, this will move to Year 10 to enable more students to develop the MFL skills in Years 7-9 to be able to access the more academic Ebacc suite of subjects). Our options pathways process is based on prior attainment, internal assessments, the interests, the abilities and aptitude of the students and they are supported at an individual level to help them choose the subjects that are right for them. All students can access all of the subjects on offer. We offer a wide range of GCSE and Vocational qualifications. All students study English, Mathematics and Science. In addition, all students take part in timetabled Physical Education. There is also dedicated curriculum time to careers, PSHE and Religious Education.