Academy Life

The Curriculum at Erdington Academy

Curriculum Rationale

We are proud of our broad, balanced curriculum that aims to equip every child with the knowledge, skills and understanding to make a positive, ambitious next step in the world.

We place great emphasis on acquiring and mastering core skills in English and Maths, aiming to raise standards and equip students for life after Erdington Academy.

We ensure that all students have the opportunity to encounter the full range of subjects to enjoy new experiences in the humanities as well as linguistic, mathematical, scientific, technical, artistic and physical learning. We also place a strong emphasis on nurturing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of students and British values, particularly through the Erdington Edge programme and our vertical tutoring sessions, which aim to contribute to students’ welfare, behaviour and well-being.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum (Years 10 & 11) is diverse and personalised. We aim for most students to achieve the English Baccalaureate. We offer a range of academic and vocational subjects to students.

We value the importance of strong literacy and communication skills in our students. We aim to develop these skills by reading daily for extended periods of time , and we place an emphasis on developing Oracy skills during speaking activities.

Please see our curriculum policy for more information on our approach to the curriculum at Erdington Academy and across all the academies in our Multi Academy Trust.

For more information and to find out more about our curriculum, contact the Vice Principal, Ms E Cross at [email protected]

The curriculum

At Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9), students will study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • French
  • Art
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Physical Education
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • ICT
  • Design & Technology – Resistant Materials, Food & Nutrition, Electronics
  • PSHE – The “Edge”


At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 – 11), students follow one of a range of flexible pathways which feature a wide range of academic courses including the English Baccalaureate.

All students will study the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Games
  • Religious Education

The English Baccalaureate courses include:

  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Separate Sciences
  • Computer Science

In addition, students can choose from a full range of academic courses including:

  • Business
  • 3D Design
  • ICT
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Food Preparation & Nutrition
  • Child Development
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Computing
  • Engineering Design
  • Performing Arts
  • English Literature
  • Health & Fitness
  • Performing Arts
  • Religious Studies
  • Textile Design
  • IT

Your subjects

Please read below for more information on the subjects in the curriculum at Erdington Academy.

English

Mathematics

Science

History

“Making sense of the past, understanding the present, shaping the future.”

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Geography

“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future.”

 

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Religious Education

Physical Education

French

Art

Child Development

Design & Technology

Drama

Music

Photography

Food & Nutrition

Computer Science

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