SNA Curriculum intent

Through ‘pushing our boundaries to achieve more’ and underpinned by the SNA Way, our curriculum vision is to provide academic excellence for all students and ensure confident, responsible, independent young people.

This will be achieved through:

  • Delivering a broad and balanced ambitious curriculum and enriched wider school experience for all students
  • Ensuring high levels of challenge and expectation
  • Enabling confidence and fluency in literacy, numeracy and oracy
  • Providing high quality teaching which inspires students to reach their full potential
  • Preparing and equipping students for their next stage in education,  employment or training and for life in modern Britain.

The Key Stage 3 curriculum at SNA is taught in years 7 and 8 with all students taking their GCSE options as part of an Options process in spring term of Year 8. Key Stage 4 courses are then studied in years 9 through to 11.

With recent changes to GCSE and A levels, there is an increased emphasis on literacy and also on terminal examinations with a reduction in both coursework and module examinations.

To ensure both high student progress and engagement, we have recently undertaken a comprehensive review of our KS3 curriculum offer to ensure it supports the progress of every student in preparation for Key Stage 4 study at every ability level.

2022 Whole School Curriculum Map

Personal, Social and Health Education

In addition to the main curriculum at Key Stage 3-5, all students at South Nottinghamshire Academy also study PSHE, Citizenship and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education). These important aspects of our students’ education take place during tutor time, assemblies, enrichment activities and during special events during the school year.

If you need to know more about the curriculum the school is following, please contact Mrs L Sharpe