Curriculum

The key elements which underpin our philosophy on curriculum are:

  • Access for all
  • Development of basic skills and the acquisition and mastery of specialist digital skills
  • The development of creative thinking and problem solving within all aspects of the learning process.

Leigh Academy Blackheath is a place where tradition meets innovation. Our broad and balanced technologically rich curriculum, arranged through bespoke pathways, provides stretch and challenge for all of our students.

Digital technology is the future. No matter what career our students pursue they will need to perform, succeed and lead with digital confidence and expertise. Our curriculum and how it is delivered ensures our students develop into powerful digital citizens on both a national and a global scale.

Our curriculum:

  • Ensures every child in our care; regardless of need, starting point or background, reaches their full potential.
  • Provides challenge for all students, and is closely linked to the working world through partnership and collaboration with industry.
  • Prepare our students to be powerful digital citizens of the future on both a national and a global scale, placing equal importance on ‘learning to use technology’ as ‘using technology to learn’.

We are relentless in our bid to maximise the potential of every child; teaching them the skills they need to be successful, and nurturing a desire to be lifelong learners.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum (Yr 7, 8 & 9)

Core Learning

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Sport
  • Digital Technology

Wider Learning

  • Work Related Learning
  • LAB Learning
  • Community

 

IB Education

At Leigh Academy Blackheath we follow the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and are working towards being an IB recognised Academy.

 

Through our values at Leigh Academy Blackheath we demonstrate the MYP vision and values:

Respect

The MYP teaches students self-respect, respect for others and respect for their communities and the environment.

Integrity

Through both conceptual and debatable questions integrity is both modelled and encouraged.

Ambition

The MYP encourages students to think and act ambitiously, thinking beyond their daily lives. Assessments are designed to encourage students to show the depth of their understanding.

Scholarship

MYP is an engaging and challenging curriculum that puts students at the centre of their learning, through the IB Learner Profile. It encourages students to be responsible for and active in their learning.

Resilience

Many of the IB Learner Profile traits develop resilience in learning. Reflection is valued and students are constantly challenged to improve and always produce the best work that they can.

Proposed Key Stage 4 Curriculum (Years 10 & 11)
The Key Stage 4 curriculum is arranged into 3 pathways: L, A, B.

PathwayLAB
Core compulsory subjectsEnglish Language
English Literature
Maths
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Games (core)
RE
English Language
English Literature
Maths
Combined Science 1
Combined Science 2
Game (core)
RE
English Language
English Literature
Maths
Combined Science 1
Combined Science 2
Game (core)
RE
Option AHistory or
Geography
History or
Geography
History or
Maths
Option BFrench or
Spanish
English or
Maths
English or
Maths
Open option C & D (Select 2)Art
Business
Drama
Music
Photography
Media
Film
Food
Product Design
Sociology
BTEC Health & Social Care
BTEC Business
PE
Psychology
Statistics
Geography
History
Computer Science
French
Spanish

Art
Business
Drama
Music
Photography
Media
Film
Food
Product Design
Sociology
BTEC Health & Social Care
BTEC Business
PE
Statistics
Geography
French
Spanish
Art
Business
Drama
Music
Photography
Media
Film
Food
Product Design
Sociology
BTEC Health & Social Care
BTEC Business
PE
Wider LearningWork related learning
Community