Introduction to Our School Curriculum
The Curriculum at Audenshaw School is broad and balanced. It is ambitious, aspirational and is designed to provide opportunities for all students to achieve. There is a strong pathway to academic success and this provides all of our students with the opportunity to excel.
Almost all of our students in years 7, 8 and 9 study Modern Foreign Languages including Spanish and French. A small number receive further support in English as an alternative personalised to their needs. All students study Geography, History and the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. This is what the government refer to as an Ebacc programme which has rigorous principles and high expectations. Students also gain breadth and balance from Physical Education (PE), Design Technology, Information Communications Technology (ICT), Art, Music and Religious Education.
This is supplemented by numeracy and literacy activities in designated form time in the mornings and our Life Skills provision which aims to enhance students’ broader personal development. In year 9, students take options through a guided pathways process where they are assisted in choosing the best options to ensure their success. More information about this is in our section Guided Pathways Curriculum Information for Year 9 Students, where there is a full description of the subjects and curriculum in year 10 and 11.
In years 10 and 11, our students then follow a GCSE programme leading to a suite of qualifications that will equip them for our sixth form, other colleges, university and employment.
Additional and more detailed information about the curriculum in Years 7-11 is available by viewing our Curriculum Map, which you can find here.
In the sixth form, students follow a very academic programme of AS and A Levels.
Advice about careers and student interviews is also offered with our independent Careers Advisor which offers further opportunities for students' personal development.
We also have the Curriculum Allocations Map which shows the hours of study of each subject in each year group. You will find the map attached below.
Further details can also be obtained by contacting our Curriculum Leaders about specific subjects, the Head of Sixth Form Mr Herbert or the Deputy Headteacher Mr Harrison