Our Curriculum Approach
Our curriculum covers a diverse range of subjects to help each student find their passions, and tailor the choice of subjects to their particular strengths.
Students at Thetford Academy study a rich curriculum covering a range of academic disciplines, creative and performing arts, and technical and vocational subjects. All of these subjects are taught by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic teachers who work hard to bring their subject to life.
In Years 7, 8 and 9, students study Art, Computing, Drama, English, Food Technology,
Geography, History, Maths, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science
and Technology. When you make your application, you will be given the option to
choose between studying French or Spanish.
In Years 10 and 11, all students study Maths, English, Science and Physical Education. In addition, students select four subjects from a wide set of options, including Art, Business Studies, Computer Science, Dance, Design Technology, Drama, Engineering, Geography, Health & Social Care, History, Hospitality & Catering, Music, Photography, Psychology, Religious Education, Sport Science and Sociology. French and Spanish are options, and we also offer “Spanish for Portuguese Speakers”.
Thomas Paine Sixth Form offers an impressive range of qualifications for students in Years 12 and 13.
Relationships and Sex Education is taught to all year groups in an age-sensitive manner through a combination of drop-down days, tutor time sessions and assemblies. Where students show a particular talent for a subject, we provide additional tuition and opportunities to enable them to study the subject to the highest of levels, including the chance to participate in wider programmes such as the Brilliant Club. Triple Science and Further Maths qualifications are offered to our most able students. We also provide extensive support for students who need to catch up, including one-to-one literacy tuition with our full-time literacy teachers.
Our Subject Leaders work closely with the Inspiration Trust curriculum team to develop high-quality teaching materials that benefit our students at Thetford Academy, as well as the many students across the Trust. We ensure that our curriculum is inclusive and accessible for all of our students. Read our principles to find out more about how we achieve this.
To find out more about our curriculum, read our policy below or please get in touch.