Our Curriculum

The curriculum at Green Spring Academy Shoreditch is continually reviewed and evaluated through extensive consultation involving students, staff, parents and governors, in order to develop a programme of study that best meets the needs of all our students. Our curriculum provision offers a wide choice and a wealth of opportunities for academic and applied learning with an extended, three year Key Stage 4.

If you would like further information about our curriculum please email us.

Key Stage 3

Years 7 and 8
Key Stage 3 is a two year curriculum and includes:

  • English
  • Languages (French, Spanish and Latin)
  • Maths
  • Art
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Music
  • P.E.
  • Humanities
  • Technology
  • Drama
  • Religious Education

Key Stage 4

Years 9, 10 and 11
At the end of Year 8, students and their families choose their Key Stage 4 options. The Key Stage 4 curriculum is three years in duration and comprises English, Maths, Science, PSHRE, Core P.E. and four additional option subjects. All students are assessed on both their attainment and their progress each term. Both the pastoral teams and curriculum teams monitor students’ progress and any students who are not achieving as expected receive appropriate intervention and support. Parents and carers receive a progress update each term and we hold a series of parent evenings where staff, students and parents and carers review progress towards targets. If there are any concerns, we welcome parents into the Academy to discuss these issues with our staff who are more than willing to help.

Key Stage 4 subjects offered

GCSE
Art, Computer Science, Drama, Economics, English, German, Geography, History, Latin, Maths, Music, PE, Psychology, Science, Sociology, Spanish

BTEC
Business Studies, Hospitality, ICT

Key Stage 4 Subject Options

The options form provide information about how to choose KS4 options. The options booklet will provide outlines of each subject offered.

Options Form 2017-2018

Options Booklet 2017-2018

Key Stage 5

Years 12 and 13
We offer A Levels in facilitating subjects as well as Level 3 BTECs within a personalised curriculum and across three carefully devised pathways: Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise. The timetable covers 25 hours a week; A Level students will study 4 subjects and BTEC students will take one course along with the option of taking an AS Level. In addition, students will have a vast range of opportunities to build on personal skills, taking part in mentoring, volunteering, leadership, sports and other enrichment programmes. The recently refurbished sixth form centre includes a specialised study area with access to wifi, laptops and other resources designed to meet individual student’s needs. A dedicated sixth form team, a personalised guidance programmes to support students with university applications; a sixth form committee; a wealth of opportunities to work with mentors in industry; links with corporate partners and blue chip organisations to assist with employability skills and university applications will ensure every sixth form student can springboard to success and secure a better future.

Key Stage 5 subjects offered

A Levels
Art, Bengali, Biology, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English Literature, French, Geography, Graphics, Government and Politics, History, Maths, Photography, Physics, Sociology, Spanish

BTEC Level 3
Business

Key Stage 5 subject outlines

Information about each subject offered at Green Spring Sixth Form Shoreditch

Sixth Form subject outlines