Curriculum Models & Curriculum Booklets

Pathways (BTEC First Level 2 Diploma)
All students in Key Stage 4 will choose one of the following pathway subjects:

Creative Media Production
Musical Theatre
Visual Art & Design

The pathway subjects are delivered on 7 hours per week.

Core Subjects
All students in Key Stage 4 study English, Maths and Science as part of the core subject provision.
Students can obtain 6 GCSE qualifications within the core subject area, as outlined below:

English Language + English Literature (2 GCSEs)
Maths + Statistics (2 GCSEs)
Science Core + Additional (2 GCSEs)

Core subjects are delivered on 5 hours each per week.

Option Subjects
Students choose up to two of the following GCSE option subjects:
Art & Design
Computer Science
Media Studies
Triple Science

Option subjects are delivered on 5 hours each per fortnight.

Learning 2 Learn, Personal Development and Physical Education

Students receive a 1 hour lesson each week where we develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness. During these lessons we also focus on citizenship and preparing students for life beyond BOA when they will become a working adult in modern Britain. Time is also dedicated to developing skills for learning and revision techniques. Students are also immersed in a 45 minute personal development lesson which continues this work and ensures that students receive regular contact and target setting opportunities with their tutors.

Students receive a 1 hour lesson each week for Physical Education.

To find out more about our curriculum please contact Alistair Chattaway, Vice Principal (Curriculum) on

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