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At Mossbourne Community Academy student learning is coherently planned and sequenced to ensure that students acquire and retain the knowledge and skills needed to fulfil their potential. Mossbourne Community Academy offers a rich and stimulating curriculum that is tailored to student need, offering both support and challenge to all learners to ensure that every student achieves excellence. From rowing to Latin, our curriculum is broad in scope, yet also underpinned by the knowledge that a good secondary education requires a deep understanding of the core Ebacc subjects. To this end, we dedicate substantial time and resources to Maths, English, Science, Languages and the Humanities subjects. Throughout the curriculum, we focus on delivering knowledge effectively, assessing it rigorously and ensuring our students retain it. Finally, we believe in the importance of personal behaviours and attitudes to learning, without which no curriculum can be effectively delivered.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 8)
Some students will also undertake additional languages as part of their curriculum:
Key Stage 3 (Year 9)
Students will continue with the following core subjects:
Some students will also undertake additional languages as part of their core curriculum:
Alongside the core curriculum, students will study two Creative Electives chosen from the following creative subjects:
At Mossbourne Community Academy we believe it is important that all students have a broad and varied curriculum beyond the academic core subjects for as long as possible. The creative electives will foster curiosity and creativity which will develop skills students can use throughout their academic career and beyond.
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) Pupils continue with core subjects (English, Maths, Science, Spanish or French, history, and Religious Studies). They then choose one GCSE option subject from:
Students will also continue with the Bourne Scholar programme, participating in a total of 8 programmes – four in Year 10 and four in Year 11. Students will get to choose the programmes they wish to study from the four strands; Serve your community, Find your voice, Move your body and Channel your creativity.
Oracy and Literacy We believe that being a confident and articulate communicator, in both private and public forums, is an essential life skill. Our pupils’ ability to communicate will be the key factor in unlocking doors to top universities, to aspirational careers and will, therefore, create a level playing field to enable Mossbournians to compete on a world stage. Therefore, literacy and oracy are key components of an education at Mossbourne Community Academy. Oracy, the ability to communicate fluently and grammatically in speech, is developed at Mossbourne through our high standards and expectations for pupil talk in every lesson across the curriculum. We participate in nationally recognised speaking competitions, encourage performance as part of our extra-curricular drama programmes and encourage the development of debating skills, public speaking and recitals. Literacy and written communication are developed, again, through rigorous demands for written work in all subjects as well as giving opportunities to write through creative writing competitions, essay competitions and various academic clubs. Overall, we pride ourselves on the content, clarity and confidence of our pupils’ communication and we feel that these skills are vital for creating pupils who will enjoy successful academic careers and successful lives.