The Core Curriculum At Ashcroft
“The curriculum is broad, balanced and carefully matched to students’ interests and aspirations. The range of subjects supports students’ academic achievement and prepares them well for life in modern Britain” OFSTED February 2015.
The curriculum at Ashcroft is strongly academic with a focus on the traditional subjects of English, Mathematics, Sciences, Languages and the humanities (History and Geography).
All students in years 7 to 11 are timetabled for around 5 hours per week of both English and Mathematics. This reflects the key importance of these two subjects; students must maximise their literacy and numeracy if they are to succeed in 21st century Britain.
There is a programme of additional subjects that supports the development of artistic, physical, practical, vocational and social dimensions of education.
In years 7 and 8 students gain experience of the full range of academic and practical subjects. At the end of year 8 students are able to select the subjects they wish to pursue to GCSE level.
The details of the curriculum in each year can be found by selecting the links on the right.
We review the curriculum each year and add and remove subjects to keep the programme that we offer relevant.