The Curriculum Offer

At The Bulwell Academy we are committed to ensuring our students are able to learn a range of subjects to meet their needs, to inspire them to learn more and to prepare them for life and work.  Our curriculum should enable students to develop their knowledge and skills.  We also want the curriculum to enable students to develop the enterprise skills that are central to our Academy. (An overview of the timetable structure and lesson times are given at the bottom of the page.)

What will my child be learning?

To find out more about what your child will be learning as they progress through the school, please click on the subject areas below. This will provide you with:

  • an overview of each subject
  • details of key staff and how to contact them
  • details of topics and projects for each year group
  • links for learning

Core Subjects


 Additional Subjects



Timetable Overview

Monday to Friday
Lessons are 1 hour 15 minutes long
  Key Stages 3 (Years 7 & 8)

7.40 am                       School is open to students

7.45 am - 8.15 am       Breakfast Club in the Restaurant

8.30 am – 10.00 am    Lesson 1 (including break)

10.00 am – 11.15 am   Lesson 2

11.15 am – 11.45 am   Lesson 3 (Tutor Time/Assembly)

11.45 am – 1.30 pm     Lesson 4 (including lunch)

1.30 pm  – 2.45 pm      Lesson 5


The Key Stage 3 curriculum offers students a broad range of subjects with a good balance of academic and vocational subjects:

  • English - 3 lessons
  • Maths - 3 lessons
  • Science - 3 lessons
  • Physical Education - 2 lessons
  • Humanities – 2 lessons
  • ICT – 2 lessons
  • French or Literacy – 2 lessons
  • Expressive Arts (Art. Drama, Music) – 2 lessons
  • PSHE - 3 lessons (during tutor time)
After-School Activities
Monday to Friday 2.45 pm to 4.00 pm
  Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

The programme of after-school activities is issued at the beginning of the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, and can be viewed on our School Calendar page of the website. Printed copies are available from Reception.



All students will study English, Maths, Science, Core PE and PSHE. For students who cannot access GCSE, Entry level and Level 1 courses will be offered.

  • English - 4 lessons
  • Maths - 4 lessons
  • Science - 4 lessons
  • PSHE - 3 lessons (during tutor time)
  • Options - 6 lessons (2 per option)

Students choose their options for KS4 in Year 8 as follows:

  • Students select 3 subjects from Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Construction, Dance, Drama, French, Geography, Hair and Beauty, History, Hospitality, Health and Social Care, ICT, Music, Sport, Textiles.
  • Of the 3 subjects chosen, students must select at least 1 of the following subjects: Geography, History, Computer Science, French