Students at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy have access to a rigorous and carefully sequenced curriculum culminating in a wide choice of option courses in key stage 4 including engineering, computer science and psychology.
Our key stage 3 focuses on building students’ knowledge in a logical way, taking in to account any prior knowledge needed and what knowledge or skills are important to being successful in the subject domain. Our aim is that students have a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in key stage 3 even if this is not a subject area they then choose to pursue further.
Knowledge organisers are used in all subject areas to support the cumulative fluency of core knowledge that is important for the subject area. These are kept in knowledge folders and used every lesson.
For those students who wish to continue into further education, there are a wide range of qualifications from GCSEs to A Level courses on offer at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre, the collaborative sixth form between our academy, National Church of England Academy and The Holgate Academy.
Links with the local business community enable our students to engage in an extended curriculum, and all sixth form students are encouraged to get involved in the enrichment and enhancement programme to assist with their personal development.