Curriculum Intent

The curriculum at Trinity Academy Grammar has been designed with the intent of transforming and enriching the lives of our students, to set them up for a happy and successful future.

We aim to transform the lives of our students through our:

  • Delivery of a focused and purposeful curriculum. This has been designed by specialists and is delivered by passionate practitioners to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to successfully enter the world of work.
  • Commitment to being a values-driven Academy, placing our core values of empathy, honesty, respect and responsibility at the heart of everything we do. We aim to give all of our students the tools they need to flourish as young adults and continue to contribute positively to society.
  • Dedication to all students leaving us as strong communicators: able to speak clearly, listen effectively, write coherently and understand the value of reading.
  • Relentless focus on ambitious aspirations for all, ensuring that all of our students are given opportunities and experiences that open their eyes to potential new pathways, partnered with the knowledge and skills required to achieve their goals.

We aim to transform the lives of our students by:

  • Ensuring that high quality teacher instruction is at the heart of teaching and learning.
  • Ensuring recall and interleaving of content and acquisition of new knowledge is a priority.
  • Ensuring strong routines at all times contribute to a safe and purposeful environment.
  • Removing barriers for all to allow them to leave us as well-rounded citizens who are able to positively contribute to society, with sufficient skills for future employment and education.
  • Providing opportunities for cultural experiences, linked to our curriculum.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

During years 7 – 9, students follow a broad and balanced curriculum encompassing thirteen different subjects. Through this journey they are introduced to many different ideas, disciplines and opportunities to flourish and progress, to build skills, knowledge and experience, finding their areas of interests whilst developing the core skills they need to be successful. During this journey there is a clear emphasis on building and securing the core skills in literacy and numeracy that will impact on all other learning. At Trinity Academy Grammar there is nothing more important to us than providing the building blocks for success.

Alongside our academic curriculum offer, we run an enrichment programme known as Involve. We encourage all Key Stage 3 students to participate in one after-school Involve club each week. Examples of our Involve clubs include knitting, basketball, art and debating.

Our focused and purposeful curriculum at Key Stage 3 encompasses the following 13 subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • French
  • Religious Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Music
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • PE

Further information on our KS3 curriculum can be found in our Topics Maps.

Y7 Topics Map   Y8 Topics Map  Y9 Topics Map

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 - 11)

Our Key Stage 4 provision begins in Year 10 and leads to the majority of students sitting a minimum of eight GCSE or equivalent qualifications across the two years. All students follow a range of qualifications that lead to successful pathways to further education, training or employment. We offer the following GCSE and equivalent qualifications:

Core GCSEs English Baccalaureate GSCEs Other Qualifications
  • Maths
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • French
  • Sciences
  • History
  • Geography
  • GCSE Art
  • GCSE Photography
  • GCSE Drama
  • BTEC Enterprise
  • BTEC Creative Media
  • BTEC Sport
  • BTEC Health & Social Care
  • BTEC Travel & Tourism
  • BTEC Children’s Play, Learning & Development
  • Eduqas Hospitality & Catering
  • OCR Cambridge National Engineering Design
  • GCSE Short Course Religious Studies
  • ASDAN Certificate of Personal Effectiveness

A summary of the pathways available to students in Key Stage 4 can be found here: Key Stage 4 Options pathways

English Baccalaureate Subjects (EBacc)

At Trinity Academy Grammar, students embark upon a challenging, fulfilling, broad and balanced academic pathway from the first day they join us. As a result, in Key Stage 3, students will study English, maths, a modern foreign language (French), science, computer science, history and geography.

At Key Stage 4, students continue their study of English, maths, science, humanities and the majority continue with French.

Weekly Wellbeing

Our academic wellbeing programme (known as Weekly Wellbeing) is experienced by all students at Trinity Academy Grammar. It supports our students to become healthy, considerate and active citizens in modern Britain. Through this initiative, students access careers advice, sex and relationships education, online safety, British values and financial capability, among other key topic areas.

This is accessed throughout their school life through a weekly timetabled lesson, delivered in form groups to ensure age-appropriate planning and help build strong relationships between form tutors and their tutees. This, in turn, helps to further strengthen our provision of pastoral care.