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Curriculum and Assessment at Aylward Academy

Curriculum

Aylward Academy has a broad and balanced curriculum. At KS3, students are grouped in pathways based on their KS2 attainment. In higher pathways, students study discrete Humanities subjects with slightly reduced time in the Core. They also study a language compulsorily, with a choice of French, Spanish or Japanese. In other pathways, students study integrated Humanities but not a compulsory language.

At KS4 all students study a core curriculum of English, Maths and Science and have the opportunity to choose from a huge range of 25 GCSE and BTEC courses, including a range of Languages (French, Spanish and Arabic) and a new Computer Science qualification. In addition, the Academy offers students the opportunity to take a wide range of community languages, which reflect our diverse student population.

At KS5, the Academy offers two curriculum pathways, which students are allocated depending on their KS4 qualifications. Our level two hub offers students the opportunity to choose from seven level 2 BTEC courses, ranging from Catering to PE and Arts Award. Alongside this, students would continue to study English and Maths as well as being offered the opportunity for a work placement linked to their BTEC course of choice. At level three, students are offered a range of 30+ BTEC and GCSE courses students. Students are given the opportunity to study AS only, BTEC only or a mixture of BTEC and AS courses. This is dependent on their prior attainment and choices.

Assessment

As part of the new National Curriculum launched September 2014, the Government has abolished the national curriculum levels which have previously been used to grade students and report to parents. Schools and Academies are given the opportunity to design their own systems of assessment at KS3. For 2014-15, the Academy is continuing to use levels, as we believe that this is most beneficial for students and parents who have a good understanding of how these are used to explain student progress. During this Academic year, the Academy will develop its own assessment system in consultation with students, teachers and parents.

Curriculum at Aylward Academy

Vice Principal: Curriculum, Assessment and Employability

Vice Principal: Teaching and Learning

Acting Vice Principal: Student Support

Ms A Karim

Ms M Bignold

Ms Y Sabri



Aylward Academy & Sixth Form Curriculum

KS3 Curriculum

Students in Years 7 and 8 follow a curriculum of 40 x 75 minutes over a fortnight


In Year 7 this includes:

·         6 lessons a fortnight in Maths, English and Science

·         2 lessons a fortnight of Technology

·         2 lesson a fortnight of RE

·         2 lessons a fortnight of Geography

·         2 lessons a fortnight of History

·         3 lessons a fortnight of PE

·         4 lessons a fortnight of Modern Foreign Languages

·         2 lessons a fortnight of Art, Drama, and Music

·         1 lesson a fortnight of ICT

·         3 20 minute sessions a week of of PSHE


KS4 Curriculum

Students choose options during Year 8 to begin KS4 in Year 9.

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students have a core curriculum of:

·         7 lessons a fortnight of English, Maths and Science

·         3 lessons a fortnight Core PE

Students then have 4 choices from the below options, with each option subject getting 4 lessons of curriculum time every fortnight

The subjects they can choose from are as follows:

·         GCSE Business Studies

·         GCSE Sociology GCSE

·         GCSE Computer Science

·         GCSE ICT

·         GCSE Citizenship

·         GCSE History

·         GCSE Religious studies

·         GCSE Media

·         GCSE Sport

·         GCSE Hospitality and Catering

·         GCSE Music

·         GCSE Drama

·         GCSE French

·         GCSE Japanese

·         GCSE Spanish

·         GCSE Art & Design

·         GCSE Graphics


KS5 Curriculum

For admission onto Level 3 courses, students will need at least 4 G5 or above including English and Maths.

Students choose 4 Level 3 subjects to begin with and then have the option of dropping one course following the first data collection in December.

Each level 3 course at Aylward Sixth Form gets 7 lessons of curriculum time over a fortnight.

Students who do not achieve a G4 in English and/or Maths can take courses from the Hub offer.

Level 3 courses at KS5

A Level English Literature

A Level Government and Politics

A Level Sociology

A Level Psychology

A Level History

A Level Physics 

A Level Biology

A Level Chemistry

A Level Maths

A Level Turkish

A Level Music

A Level Drama

A Level Media Studies

A Level Film Studies

A Level Computer Science

A Level Economics

BTEC Health and Social Care

BTEC Sports

BTEC Applied Law

BTEC Applied Science

BTEC Business

BTEC ICT


Level 2 courses at KS5

GCSE English

GCSE Maths

Work Skills – BTEC Level 2

Child’s Play – BTEC Level 2

COPE – ASDAN Level 2 Certificate of Personal Excellence

IT – BTEC Level 2



Subject

Board

Level

Spec. No

QAN Code

Arabic

Pearson

GCSE

2AR01

50044679

Art

Pearson

GCSE

2AD01

50045210

Business

Pearson

GCSE

2BS01

50045763

Catering

WJEC

GCSE

4730SA

60055777

Computer Science

AQA

GCSE

4512

6004908X

Dance

AQA

GCSE

4230

50044035

Drama

Pearson

GCSE

2DR01

50045787

Economics

AQA

GCSE

4130

50044175

English - Entry Level

AQA

GCSE

4970/3

100/4806/6

English Literature

AQA

GCSE

9701

60059229

French

AQA

GCSE

4655

50044709

Geography

OCR

GCSE

J385

60063415

Graphics (DT)

Pearson

GCSE

2GR01

5004574X

History

Pearson

GCSE

2HB01

50045015

ICT

Pearson

GCSE

2IT01

50075755

IGCSE English

CiE

GCSE

0522/AU

50057820

Mathematics

Pearson

GCSE

IMA0

50079165

Mathematics - Entry Level

Pearson

GCSE

8922

10010622

Maths - Further Cert

AQA

GCSE

8360

60021238

Media Studies

AQA

GCSE

4810

50044254

Music

AQA

GCSE

4270

50046664

Physical Education

Pearson

GCSE

2PE01

50046767

Resistant Materials (DT)

Pearson

GCSE

2RM01

50044187

RS - Full

OCR

GCSE

J621

50045453

Science - Additional

AQA

GCSE

4408

60008854

Science - Core

AQA

GCSE

4405

6008921

Science - Entry Level

AQA

GCSE

5948

60017090

Science - Further Add

AQA

GCSE

4410

60068528

Sociology

OCR

GCSE

J696

5004557X

Spanish

AQA

GCSE

4695

50044801

BTEC  Level 1 Certificate in Business QCF

Pearson

Btec

LMX63

500/4991/4

Btec Award 1/2 Award Business NQF

Pearson

Btec

BGCO2

600/4786/0

Btec Award 1/2 Award HSC NQF

Pearson

Btec

LFJ01

600/4782/3

Btec Level 1/2 Award CPLD  NQF

Pearson

Btec

NDP65

60068140

BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award Applied Science - Application of S NQF

Pearson

Btec

BGA99

600/4796/3

BTEC Level 1 / 2 First Award Applied Science - Principles NQF

Pearson

Btec

BGA98

600/4787/2

BTEC Level 1/2  Award in Sport NQF

Pearson

Btec

BGC09

600/47793

BTEC Level 1/2  Certificate in Music NQF

Pearson

Btec

FXC53

600/6818/8

BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Performing Arts - Dance NQF

Pearson

Btec

BGC05

600/4785/9

BTEC Level 1/2 Award Travel and Tourism NQF

Pearson

Btec

FXC52

600/6512/6

Btec Level 2 Certificate in Enterprise Skills

Pearson

Btec

HWH58

60029213

Btec Level 2 Workskills - QCF

Pearson

Btec

DDE79

60022966

CISCO - IT

 

 

 

 

CoPE Level 3

ASDAN

 

 

10035606

Princes Trust - Wider Key Skills Level 2 and Level 1

ASDAN

 

 

 

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) Applied Science

Pearson

Btec

XX418

50067266

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) in Business

Pearson

Btec

JD844

50067485

Btec Level 3 Certicate (50% National Award) Performing Arts - Dance

Pearson

Btec

YK906

50069202

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) HSC

Pearson

Btec

XX430

50093162

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) in IT

Pearson

Btec

NV604

50091487

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) in Music - Composing

Pearson

Btec

NMU04

50077181

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) Sport - Performance and Excellence

Pearson

Btec

LT843

50067539

BTEC Level 3 Certificate  (50% National Award) in Travel Tourism

Pearson

Btec

YK980

500/9787/8

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award)

Pearson

Btec

XX419

50067254

Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award)

Pearson

Btec

RP579

50071440

Art and Design

BTEC Level 3 Diploma -Photography

Pearson

Btec

PKA25

50085232

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award) in Business

Pearson

Btec

JD845

50067503

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award) HSC

Pearson

Btec

XX431

50093174

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award) in IT

Pearson

Btec

NV605

50091475

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award )

Pearson

Btec

YK907

50069196

Performing Arts - Dance

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award )

Pearson

Btec

LT844

50067515

Sport - Performance and Excellence

BTEC Level 3 Subsid Diploma (was National Award) in Travel Tourism

Pearson

Btec

YK981

50098639

Biology

AQA

AS

2410

50023524

Biology

AQA

A2

2410

50023391

Chemistry

AQA

AS

2420

50026574

Chemistry

AQA

A2

2420

50026148

French

AQA

AS

2650

50022106

French

AQA

A2

2650

5002209X

Media Studies

AQA

AS

2570

50022465

Media Studies

AQA

A2

2570

50022453

Psychology A

AQA

AS

2180

50024991

Psychology A

AQA

A2

2180

50025004

Sociology

AQA

AS

2190

50022635

Sociology

AQA

A2

2190

50022039

Art - Art and Design

Pearson

AS

8AD01

50026410

Art - Photography

Pearson

AS

8PY01

50026410

Business

Pearson

AS

8BS01

50024449

Business

Pearson

A2

9BS01

50024437

Drama

Pearson

AS

8DR01

50026550

Drama

Pearson

A2

9DR01

50026203

English Language

Pearson

AS

8EN01

50026641

English Language

Pearson

A2

9EN01

50026471

English Literature

Pearson

AS

8ET01

50026732

English Literature

Pearson

A2

9ET01

50026549

Government Politics

Pearson

AS

8GP01

50026173

Government Politics

Pearson

A2

9GP01

5002310X

History

Pearson

AS

8HI01

50023263

History

Pearson

A2

9HI01

50022374

Mathematics

Pearson

AS

8371

10034110

Mathematics

Pearson

A2

9371

10034122

Physics - SH

Pearson

AS

8PH01

50025545

Physics - SH

Pearson

A2

9PH01

50024358

Geography

OCR

AS

H083

50026136

Geography

OCR

A2

H483

50025855

Physical Education

OCR

AS

H154

50025910

Physical Education

OCR

A2

H554

50025879

Philosophy

OCR

AS

H172

50022805

Philosophy

OCR

A2

H572

50021990

Turkish

OCR

AS

H197

5002419X

Turkish

OCR

A2

H597

50023445

Film Studies

WJEC

AS

2181

50030188

Film Studies

WJEC

A2

3181

50026124