Curriculum

Curriculum Information 2017-2018

David Nieper Academy is committed to providing all of its students with a broad and balanced education, thus giving them the best basis for choice and further study at the age of 16.

KS3 – Year 7 and Year 8 information at David Nieper Academy

Students follow the following subjects (number of lessons per fortnight are shown after the subject).

  • Maths – 10
  • English – 10
  • Science – 9
  • Art – 3
  • French – 6
  • Geography – 4
  • History – 4
  • Music – 1
  • Performing Arts – 2
  • PSHE – 1
  • RE – 1
  • Technology – 4

Students also have an enrichment lesson at the end of each day.

KS4 – Year 9, 10 and Year 11 information at David Nieper Academy

GCSE Expectations

  • At KS4 there is an expectation that students receive homework that will be enhance and enrich their studies at David Nieper Academy. The format of the homework will change within each Subject. However, it is essential that any homework is completed by the set deadline date.
  • If your son / daughter is not making expected progress, they will be expected to attend intervention sessions that are running during lunch time or after school. You will be made aware of any intervention sessions that your son / daughter will be expected to attend.
  • Developing independent learning is an important part of your child’s education, as we prepare students for future study and careers. It is therefore expected that students engage in wider reading within the subjects that they are studying at KS4.
  • Further to this, the Curriculum offers key employability links, within core and option subjects, to further engage and enrich student learning.

Students study the following examined courses:

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE and ENGLISH LITERATURE (2 X GCSE)
  • MATHEMATICS
  • SCIENCE (CORE and ADDITIONAL – 2 X GCSE)

In addition students will also take part in

  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social Health Education, Careers Education and RE

Students follow the following subjects (number of lessons per fortnight are shown after the subject).

  • Maths – 10
  • English – 10
  • Science – 10
  • PSHE – 1
  • RE – 1
  • PE – 4
  • 4 x Options – 6

Students also have an enrichment lesson at the end of each day.

Times of the School Day