Our curriculum

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At Queen Elizabeth’s Academy, students enjoy the full English Baccalaureate suite of subjects together with music, drama, art, ICT, physical education, and options at key stage 4 for business studies, law, child development and psychology.

Knowledge-based curriculum

To deliver our knowledge-based curriculum, teachers teach directly from the front, challenge students to do their best and work hard, and create classrooms that are industrious, busy learning spaces. We value knowledge and expect our students to learn facts and figures to have a solid foundation of information to draw from.

We provide a challenging and balanced curriculum, delivering exciting lessons aimed at ensuring that all students are engaged with their learning and are supported within classrooms. Our teachers are experts in their field and support our students in a number of ways – all students will be provided with ‘knowledge organisers’ for each topic in each subject, outlining the minimum knowledge required for their learning to be productive. We test this knowledge regularly, with students expected to learn and use the feedback from these tests to enhance their performance in future assessments and examinations.

Behaviour and agreed standards

Within the classroom and around the academy, teaching staff, alongside members of senior leadership, challenge all poor behaviour which may slow down our learning. We take a strict view on this and involve parents at the earliest opportunity to ensure that any learning needs are met and that behaviour is improved immediately.

Homework will be standard and will be set for the year, published in planners. This means that parents can easily support with their child’s learning, and can plan ahead as homework will be predictable and regular.

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