A carefully planned and structured curriculum is the foundation upon which excellent learning and development is built. At Endeavour Academy we believe our curriculum has the attributes to deliver this.
The curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that content is thoroughly revisited so that learning ‘sticks’.
Whilst it undoubtedly prepares students excellently for external examinations there is a strong emphasis through the various elements on developing:
Our curriculum is constructed on the following principles to support the above; namely that:
Please see the curriculum statement overview Curriculum Statement Overview 2022
English at Endeavour Academy harnesses the creativity of our students and removes the shackles from their imagination. We explore a range of fiction and non-fiction texts that encourage genuine intrigue.
This term in English Language, there has been a focus on crime and punishment. Students have explored the different forms of punishment used in contrasting time periods. We have analysed writer’s methods and summarised the similarities between the writer’s perspectives on forms of punishment, incorporating textual references and inferences. Furthermore, students have continued with the theme of crime and punishment, debating a topic that polarises opinion: capital punishment. Students were able to articulate their viewpoint and formulate counter arguments to opposing perspectives.
Maths is a core subject and as such is studied by every student in the academy. Maths is an important part of daily life where qualities that are used in mathematics can be applied. Such as abstract or special thinking, critical thinking, creativity, reasoning and problem solving. Mathematics can even promote effective communication skills used in daily life.
At Endeavour Academy we believe that fostering an understanding of the world around us is a vital part of a young person’s development and education. As the last couple of years in particular have taught us, science is fast-changing and vital to our well-being. It is important that young people develop an appreciation of the relevance of science in society and the everyday in preparation for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
Financial education is a programme of study that aims to equip young people with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to manage their money well. In September 2014 it became a statutory requirement for maintained schools in England to teach financial education in mathematics and Citizenship, making it part of the curriculum across the UK.
This term we are learning about risk taking, we have started with the topic of ‘gambling’ and students have bene exploring how online gaming and video gaming can be seen to form gambling habits in children and young people.
Our main aim is to encourage students to develop ideas and beliefs and be able to justify their thoughts and opinions. We aim for them to leave Endeavour with the skills to verbalise and justify their beliefs, to be able to understand other perspectives and recognise the importance of tolerance, respect, individual liberty, and democracy. We recognise the importance of the British Values and work hard to make sure our learners do too.
You can download all of our curriculum statement documents below using the links: