Our Curriculum

Welcome to our curriculum page, where you can find out information about the subjects we teach. Here you can read an overview of our curriculum aims and further information on each of our subjects.

Academy

Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum includes (and goes far beyond) the National Curriculum, which allows students to gain the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. We offer our students a…

English

Key Stage 3 English Our English curriculum at Key Stage 3 offers an exciting, challenging and engaging way to introduce, develop and embed the skills necessary for GCSE English Language…

English

Maths

Key Stage 3 Maths We aim to build upon the mathematical foundations built during the students’ time at primary school. We have learning schemes which provide a firm grounding for…

Maths

Science

Science is a set of ideas about the material world. Our courses place emphasis on ‘How Science Works’, which means not just learning theory but understanding the practical side of…

Science

Modern Foreign Languages

Language learning opens the door to a whole range of opportunities. With the availability of French, Spanish, and German there is an option for everyone and all students continue to…

History

Key Stage 3 Curriculum History is a fascinating and useful subject. History is a popular GCSE option and builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have learnt at Key…

Geography

Geography is about how your life is lived on your planet and why there are differences around the world. What could be more relevant to your future? What will I…

Geography

Art and Design

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Key Themes/Topics Year 7 In Year 7 pupils follow four schemes of learning, which help develop pupil’s basic Art skills and confidence. Pupils complete a baseline…

Art and Design

Drama

GCSE Drama offers an opportunity to develop your understanding of various drama techniques. It prepares you for any job or course you want to progress after school and helps communication…

Drama

Religious Education

Philosophy, Religion and Ethics All pupils study Philosophy, Religion & Ethics (PRE) across both KS3 & KS4 at Walkden High. It is an exciting and relevant subject that covers many moral issues and debates…

Physical Education

Pupils will develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of factors that underpin performance. Understand the effects of physiological and psychological factors on performance. Perform effectively in different physical activities. Develop their…

Physical Education

ICT

GCSE ICT: EDEXCEL This GCSE would be suitable for students who are intending to use IT as part of their working lives and possibly a career in IT, or studying…

ICT

Technology

Textile Technology The students will design and make textile products, using a variety of materials and processes.  The students will design and make textile products, using a variety of materials…

Technology

Media Studies

This section is relevant to people who are very interested in careers in Media Studies and have talents in some of the related creative arts fields (see page 27 Diploma);…

Business Studies

Business Studies is an ideal subject for developing a range of skills which will support you in further studies and/or employment. You will find many employers accept Business Studies as…

Music

Music is an important part of the school curriculum and wider school life. The study of music is not only an enjoyable experience, but also very beneficial in developing students’…

Citizenship

If you are interested in the work and the people around you, this is the subject for you. Why should I study this course? It helps you to make decisions…

Health and Social Care

For learners who are interested in learning about the Health and Social Care sector and possibly have aspirations to work within this field in the future. This course provides the…

Sociology

Sociology aims to broaden students’ minds, helping them to see their world from different perspectives and in new and thought-provoking ways Sociology is the science of society. It is the…