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, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Lessons are 1 hour  minutes long
  Key Stages 3 (Years 7 & 8)

7.40 am                       School is open to students

                                    Breakfast Club in the Restaurant

8.30 am – 10.10 am     Period 1 & break


10.10 – 11.35               Period 2


11.35 am – 1.30 pm     Period 3 & lunch


1.30 – 2.55 pm             Period 4


2.55 – 3.15 pm             Tutor Time

 

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

Wednesday ONLY
Lessons are 1 hour 15 minutes long
  Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 & 11)

7.40 am                        School is open to students

                                     Breakfast Club in the Restaurant


8.30 am – 10.00 am     Period 1 & break


10.00 am – 11.15 am   Period 2


11.15 am – 1.00 pm     Period 3 & lunch


1.00 pm – 2.15 pm       Period 4


2.15 pm – 2.30 pm       Tutorial

 

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

  • English - 4 lessons
  • Maths - 4 lessons
  • Science - 4 lessons
  • Options - 6 lessons (2 per option)

Students choose their options for KS4 in Year 8 from the subjects below:

  • Option A: one subject from Geography, History, Computer Science, French
  • Options B & C: two subjects from Art, Business Studies, Construction, Dance, Drama, Hair and Beauty, Hospitality, Health and Social Care, ICT, Music, Sport, Textiles