Curriculum

Our curriculum follows National Curriculum guidelines and aims to provide a broad, balanced learning experience for all.

At Key Stage 3 our two-year programme covers all the National Curriculum subjects. Students are taught in ability groups in the majority of subjects, ensuring that every child is educated at a level that matches their ability.

There is a three-year programme for Key Stage 4. All students study a core consisting of English, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Religious/Personal/Social/Health Education. Most students also study a language and either History or Geography. This is supplemented by a wide range of optional subjects, including Technology and ICT courses.

We expect most of our students to achieve at least eight passes at grades A* - C, including English and Mathematics. Every student is actively encouraged to work towards the new English Baccalaureate standard, invaluable for university applications.

NUSA Post-16 offers a range of pathways for students who wish to continue learning with us during Key Stage 5. A range of BTEC diplomas offer students the opportunity to improve their employability or eligibility for university. We pride ourselves on promoting the highest aspirations for all our students.