Key Stage 3 Curriculum
From September 2020 Key Stage 3 includes Year 7, 8 and 9. All students follow the full National Curriculum entitlement in Years 7 and 8. In Year students are able to select from some ‘pre-options’ allowing them to focus on some key foundation subjects in more depth and therefore making more time for the core academic curriculum.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Historically students have taken options for Key Stage 4 during Year 8 and started courses in Year 9. From September 2020 Year 9 students continue to study the full breadth of the National Curriculum . From September 2021 student will have a wider choice of options and the EBACC will once again be widely promoted to ensure take up from all student groups including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum
The curriculum ‘The Sixth Form’ is constructed from a broad range of A Levels and Level 3 BTEC courses taught across the two sites at Coombeshead Academy and Teign School (both part of Education South West). All students are expected to study 3 A Level or Level 3 courses during Year 12 and 13 from the following options. Each student receives 9 hours of taught curriculum time across two weeks plus additional study outside of lessons. All students are offered the opportunity to complete an EPQ and work experience, as well as volunteering in order to ‘grow your whole self’ (Coombeshead 123).