Curriculum Information

Intent

Lostock Hall Academy aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the social and academic needs of all its students. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils in our care, regardless of age, gender, race, religion or disability, are inspired and challenged to achieve their full potential by the end of Key Stage 4.

We aim to equip our students for life beyond Lostock Hall Academy, to the next phase of their education or training, with the knowledge, tolerance and skills necessary for them to succeed in and contribute to life in modern Britain.

Within each curriculum area and through the wider life of the school, we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our students. We also aim to link curriculum learning with the world of work.


Implementation 

Our curriculum aims to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and is delivered through a variety of appropriate learning and teaching styles which create an effective climate for learning.

A combination of setting and mixed ability teaching is used. Students are set by ability in English, Maths, Science, Humanities and MFL and taught in mixed ability groups for Visual and Performing Arts, PE, Computing and Design Technology.

Provision is always made for students with specific needs, whether they require learning support or additional challenge. However a teaching group is organised, teachers plan lessons which take account of each student’s prior and current attainment, stretching the most able and supporting the least able.

The National Curriculum is not the whole learning experience, as staff at Lostock Hall Academy are committed to providing a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities to enrich each student’s secondary school experience. All students and staff are encouraged to participate, whether it is in sporting, cultural, musical, visits, curricula challenges and competitions or charity events.

We also place great importance on our structured Life Studies programme which incorporates Citizenship, under the umbrella of provision for Personal, Social, Health, Emotional and Economic education. This, combined with enterprise education and work-related learning and independent careers guidance, constitutes outstanding provision for all our students.
Number of hours per week at KS3

Year 7

Year 8Year 9KS3
ENGLISH
444
MATHS
554
SCIENCE
334
BPE/RE1C1
HISTORY
222
GEOGRAPHY
222
MFL223
ART AND DESIGN
221
DESIGN TECHNOLOGYC1C
COMPUTINGCC1
DRAMA
11C
FOOD TECHNOLOGYC1C
MEDIA STUDIESCCC
MUSICCCC
PE222

252525

C - CAROUSEL 











Number of hours per week at KS4

Year 10

Year 11 KS4
ENGLISH
6511
MATHS
3/43/4 6/8
SCIENCE (Q Combined/ P Triple)
6/56/512/10
PE
112
Life Studies (1 lesson per week on a rolling programme)



                                          OPTIONS



A
3
3
6
B336
C
336

25
25
50


Whole school curriculum overview

Each curriculum area also has a section of the website detailing their KS3 and KS4 learning journey which outlines details about topics covered at each Key Stage. You can find subjects under the Curriculum tab in the main menu.

Impact


The impact of our curriculum is measured by the success of:
  • the attainment and progress data for our students
  • the destinations of our students who attend various academic or vocational
    FE/HE settings, employment with training or apprenticeships.
  • Students’ involvement in the local community through Life Studies links
    schemes such as work experience, local play schemes and NCS.
  • Students’ involvement in Life Studies demonstrating citizenship skills and
    employability skills.

Information for parents / carers

More detailed information about our Curriculum Policy, Key Stage 4 qualifications, KS4 Pathways and extra-curricular provision can be found in the document links on this page.

General Information about KS4

Click here for Changes to GCSEs Parents Information Leaflet

Click here for changes to grading Information

GCSE factsheet for Parents/Carers - February 2018

Guidance for Pathways into KS4

Year 9 Guided Pathways Booklet

Guided Pathways Presentation

Support during KS4

Year 11 Guidance Evening 

Curriculum Policy 

Click here for our Curriculum Policy

Curriculum Map

Click here for our Whole School Curriculum Map

If you have any further queries about the school curriculum please contact Mrs N. Tucker, Senior Assistant Vice Principal. n.tucker@lostockhallacademy.org