Kearsley Academy

Preparing for the future

Learning & Curriculum

Kearsley Academy aims to provide a curriculum that boosts aspirations and prepares our students for a life in 21st Century Britain.

Our aims are that:

  • All students have access to a broad, balanced and coherent curriculum that supports learning
  • A strong core curriculum ensures that basic skills are embedded so that students are able to access the wider curriculum
  • An extended curriculum ensures all students have access to catch-up, extension and enrichment
  • The curriculum is personalised and inclusive and meets the needs of individual students at every Key Stage

In Years 7 and 8 all students study English, Maths, Science, MFL, Humanities subjects, Art, Computer Science, Music, Drama and PE.

In Year 9 students start their journey on GCSEs all students study English, Maths, Science, core PE and Life. Students are then guided to a pathway which is specifically tailored to their individual needs

In Years 10 and 11 students continue to study their Y9 pathway through to completion.


Ensuring that our students have a high level of literacy at all stages is key to them reaching their full potential both within their studies and to prepare them for their future. Below you can download our literacy rational and policies.

Literacy Philosophy

Reading Policy

Writing Policy