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Archway School


The Aim of the Curriculum

  • To enable each child to achieve at the highest possible level and to develop relevant skills and interests to an appropriate depth and breadth
  • To challenge, stimulate, engage and excite
  • To foster a love of learning

At Archway School the curriculum is designed to provide opportunities for every student to make maximum progress in appropriate subject areas and at a level that is accessible yet challenging.

The curriculum also enables the school to achieve the best possible headline and wider performance measures without compromising the needs of any student. It is essential to develop the skills that will enable students to be successful both in their future studies and the place of work. We encourage students to be organised, creative, reflective, independent and good team workers amongst others. We also aim to develop literacy and numeracy skills that are transferable across subject areas.

The curriculum is organised into a one week timetable. Students have 30 lessons per week in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 and 8) and Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11). The Sixth Form are also timetabled over 30 periods but some of these lessons are supervised independent study periods.