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  • South Axholme
  • Coritani
  • Epworth Primary

 

Art 

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere!"  (Albert Einstein)

We aim to develop students’ art skills, knowledge and understanding through an enjoyable and challenging curriculum which provides endless opportunities to explore new ideas and concepts to broaden our students’ understanding of the world they inhabit locally, nationally, and globally across different cultures and different places and times.

We explore concepts and perspectives the students have never encountered as well as those to which they feel they can make an immediate connection to enable our student to grow on a personal, social and cultural level. The curriculum is carefully sequenced so that the fundamentals are secured first and thereafter; knowledge, skills and understanding are deepened throughout their journey in art. However, we regularly review and modify content and delivery to better suit the nature of our students in the drive for excellence for all.

Year 7 and 8 covers a range of disciplines and approaches covering work in 2D and 3D, drawing, painting, graphic design, printmaking, critical analysis and response, ceramics, mixed media, digital media, collage and card construction. Year 9 builds on this foundation to incorporate more complex processes and more sophisticated use of materials. Further practitioners are introduced and more independent and in-depth analysis and response is incorporated.

Key Stage 4 allows for greater independence in ideas, project direction, and specialism whilst demanding further depth of exploration and ideas generation and greater ability in application of knowledge and practical skills.

Knowledge supports and enables the application of practical skills as well students’ problem solving, decision making and communication skills which will be needed in their further academic and future careers.

The learning journey in Art will enthuse and excite students beyond the classroom creating intrigue into all art forms in the world around them.  

Business

Cambridge National Certificate in Enterprise and Marketing.

Level 1 and 2 for students aged 14-16, equivalent to a GCSE

This course is designed to fit into the new curriculum and offer the same size, rigor and performance points as GCSE’s. The Cambridge National provides a strong base for progression to further education and to our 6th Form to complete the Level 3 Cambridge Technical (A level equivalent).

How it is assessed.

The course is broken down into 3 units:-

Unit 1 - Examination 1 hour and 30 minutes (50% of total award – taken at the end of year 10)

Unit 2 & 3 Controlled Assessment (2x 25% of total award – done in year 9 and 11)

What you will learn

Unit 1 (externally assessed exam)

Marketing – research and segmentation

Finance – costs, revenue and break even

Product development – life cycle, differentiation and USP

External Factors – economics

Customer service - aftersales, pricing strategies, advertising and promotion

Business ownership – sole traders and PLC’s

Business planning – start your own business and functional areas

Unit 2 (Controlled Assessment – internally assessed)

Student will create and cost a business proposal. Student will undertake market research, present data and costings.

Unit 3 (Controlled Assessment – internally assessed)

Students will prepare and pitch their own business proposal that they studied in Unit 2. Furthermore, students will develop brand identity, promotion materials and ultimately pitch their product.

10 reasons to study business

  1. Lots of job opportunities:Business courses introduce you to marketing, human resources, accounting, ICT, customer care. Every organisation needs people who have these skills.
  2. Increases your confidence:Business courses are all about developing your interpersonal skills so that you feel more confident dealing with people in the workplace. We do this by involving you in hands-on activities such as group projects and fundraising.
  3. Prepares you for the modern office:You will learn how to use the most up-to-date ICT Microsoft packages. If you have great ICT skills you will be immediately effective in the workplace.
  4. Improves your communication:Business people need to be able to write reports, letters, and e-mails, deliver presentations or negotiate deals with customers. We also develop your listening skills and raise awareness of the importance of body language. Our employers tell us communication is one of the most important skills they look for in applicants.
  5. Become a great team player:It’s all about the team! In our collaborative learning environment you will learn to work as a team, how to get the best out of your team and discover what your role is in a team is.
  6. Learn to deliver exceptional customer service:For business success you need to understand your customer needs and deliver a service that exceeds their expectations. A business course will show you how to achieve this.
  7. You can exploit your creativity:Have you got good ideas? Are you innovative? Are you a detail orientated person? A business career gives you opportunities to make a real impact by tapping into your creative side.
  8. If you love a challenge:Employers need qualified business people who can help them solve problems and make decisions that will generate wealth for their business. If you are a hands-on person who likes to deal with practical – often tedious – problems that have to be overcome to keep a business functioning, then a business course might be for you!
  9. Because you are a people person!You like to talk, discuss, debate, negotiate but most of all feel your contribution is helping. “People buy people” so if you are good at interacting with people and enjoy the experience you will get the most out of a business course.
  10. Want to be self-employed?A business course can help you achieve the knowledge and skills you will need to manage your own business. Stop dreaming and start believing in yourself – you can make this happen!

Once qualified you will have a range of skills allowing you to work in various areas of a business including marketing, sales, customer service, HR, accounting, ICT and admin. The skills gained from studying the Cambridge National Course are numerous including the following;

  • Team building
  • Communication and soft skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Self-reliance, time management and multitasking skills

Science

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” – Albert Einstein

We seek excellence by providing opportunities for our students to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics to help them understand the world around them.  The curriculum is sequenced to allow previous learning to enhance the understanding of new ideas and concepts, ensuring students are confident with fundamental building blocks in biology, chemistry and physics to deepen their understanding of new phenomena and processes around them. 

Science will provide students with opportunities to develop their teamwork skills – both in practical and problem solving activities.  They will develop their critical thinking skills throughout their journey through science as we seek to help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.  Students will be encouraged to speak like an expert and develop their communication of scientific ideas. 

Science has a great ability to improve lives, so it is essential that students develop a knowledge of core scientific ideas and methods, alongside an understanding of how these have come about.   This will support students in their future lives; helping them to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.  Students will leave South Axholme Academy with an excitement and curiosity about the world in which they live, and an ability to analyse causes and recognise the power of rational explanation.

Computing

By the end of this course, students will be able to use their knowledge and understanding of computer technology to become independent and discerning users of ICT, able to make informed decisions about its use, and aware of the implications of different technologies.

As well as developing an understanding of current and emerging technologies and how they work, students will apply creative and technical skills, knowledge and understanding of ICT in a range of contexts, including opportunities to:

  • Work collaboratively
  • Develop computer programs to solve problems
  • Acquire and apply knowledge, technical skills and an understanding of the use of algorithms to solve computer programming problems.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of computer programs/solutions, their impact and issues relating to the use of computer technology in society.
  • Develop critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving skills through the study of computer programming.

Design and Technology

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Creativity, imagination and practical realisations are core to the delivery of this subject. Students design and make products that solve real world and relevant problems within a variety of set contexts, considering their own, others’ and client needs, wants and values. Students are encouraged to inquisitively question the established conventions and seek out innovation whilst using terminology accurately.

The world of Design and Technology is ever changing and our curriculum gives students the foundation of design principles, and processes that can be adapted to whatever new technologies evolve. Curriculum projects are regularly reviewed in order to meet the specific needs of the students and the developments within the local, national and global field.

Sequential lesson plans and explicit lesson resources support a consistent approach to the curriculum. At Key Stage 3 students engage in projects that provide them with an insight into aspirational careers as well as a range of practical skills which they may need in in both their future lives. In Year 9 a dissertation project approach significantly enhances students’ abilities to self-manage, research and investigate a project brief of their choice. Knowledge and skills gained in Key Stage 3 are built upon at Key Stage 4, as students are offered the opportunity to opt for specific qualifications in engineering and construction. We further students’ knowledge and understanding of industries linked to these qualifications by establishing links with local colleges and professional companies in order to further prepare them for future career opportunities.

Collaborative learning approaches are used in all lessons in which students are encouraged to gain experiences in leadership, teamwork and project management. Through this approach students learn how to take calculated risks; becoming resourceful, creative, innovative, and capable citizens who are aware of their environment and their impact on the future of the planet.

English Language

 

English Literature

Key Stage 3:

From the very first day in Year 7 we are preparing our students for their GCSEs, English is very much a skills based subject and so we are continually revisiting vital components that students need to master.

Y7 to Y9 is specifically mapped to cover essential skills needed for the 4 exam papers they will sit at the end of Y11.

A sample of Y7 topics:

  • The Hunger Games. Through this text we explore plot, characterisation and themes – ideas that are at the heart of the Literature paper. We also look at writing skills, specifically descriptive writing, and how to construct effective sentences, use ambitious vocabulary and the appropriate use of figurative language.
  • Culture. Through this theme we look at comprehension skills and how writers use language to create mood and atmosphere, and explore implied meanings. We also use this theme to explore poetry and the effect of language.

A sample of Y8 topics:

  • Slam Jam Project. Through this competition we explore writing skills, they will experiment with a wide range of sentence structures and punctuation for deliberate purpose and effect, and develop crucial editing skills.
  • Isolation. Through this theme they will study ‘Of Mice and Men’ exploring characterisation and themes and respond to exam style questions. They will also read non-fiction texts and make comparisons.

 

A sample of Y9 topics:

  • Short stories. Through this topic they will explore how a writer has structured the text to engage a reader. They will also focus on how to evaluate texts.
  • Blood Brothers. In year 9 we introduce GCSE texts. Through this text they explore character motivation and debate key ideas that run through the text.

Assessment in Y7-9 is done termly and links directly to the skills we have been developing in class. As everything is directly focused on the skills required for GCSE, these assessments are GCSE style questions. Assessments take place in exam-like conditions in order to fully prepare students for the 100% exam.

GCSE English Literature

Under the new framework, English Literature is now a compulsory GCSE that all students must take. English Literature is a highly respected GCSE due to the academic nature of the course.

There are 2 components to English Literature:

  1. Paper 1. Shakespeare and the 19th century novel.
  2. Paper 2. Modern Texts and Poetry.

Paper 1. Shakespeare and the 19th century novel.

Students will either study ‘Macbeth’ or ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘A Christmas Carol.’ For both of these questions students will be given one question that will either focus on theme or characterisation and an extract to support. The exam is 1 hour and 45 minutes so their responses will be extended.

Paper 2. Modern Texts and Poetry.

The modern text they study will be either ‘An Inspector Calls’ or ‘Blood Brothers’. They will have a choice of question but no extract to support them. The poetry element of this exam is divided into 2 sessions: the poetry anthology and unseen poetry. The anthology consists of 15 pieces of poetry that students will analyse in lessons but the exam is closed book so they will not have the anthology to support them. The unseen poetry assesses their ability to analyse poetry that they haven’t been able to prepare.

The Literature exam is bigger than ever before, and there’s now a real focus on knowledge not just the application of skills. In order to support your child we suggest that you buy your own copies of the text so they can bring these each lesson and annotate in lesson. Furthermore there are some fantastic revision guides available which we would recommend you purchase at the start of Y10 so they can begin their revision from the start of the course.

Food and Nutrition

“Give a man a fish, and he will be hungry again tomorrow; teach him to catch a fish, and he will be richer all his life.”  Ancient Proverb

In Food and Nutrition, we aim to provide opportunities for students to become inquisitive and creative citizens capable of being able to cook confidently and apply principles of nutrition, food science and healthy eating.

The curriculum has been developed to teach, extend and embed practical skills whilst developing a ‘love of cooking’. The curriculum is sequenced to ensure logical progression in skill acquisition, giving the students opportunities to show resilience with fault correcting and independence. We aim for our students to have the ability and confidence to adapt and change recipes to suit needs.

Understanding food provenance is key to enriching their knowledge and understanding in an ever-changing world. The students learning journey encourages students to cook and enable them to make informed decisions about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop vital life skills that enable them to feed themselves and others affordably and nutritiously, now and later in life. 

Child Development

We seek excellence by providing opportunities for our students to draw ideas, making links with other subjects and on their own experiences to explore and apply the key principles of child development. Students will be encouraged to speak like an expert and develop their creativity and communication skills that are essential in childcare settings.

The curriculum is sequenced to allow students to discover and develop their understanding of the importance of health and well-being for children from birth to five years old, they then build on this to understand the importance of and practice creating a safe environment for children. Child Development also develops students understanding of the nutritional needs of children from birth to five years old and how the needs of a child changes as they develop between the ages of one to five years old.

Child Development provides students with opportunities to develop their research, planning and evaluation skills – through problem solving and practical skills that can be applied to real-life and workplace contexts. They will develop their analytical, logical and critical thinking skills throughout their journey through Child Development as we seek to help them to understand the responsibilities that all childcare providers have and to understand the importance of diversity and inclusion.

Child Development is important in understanding and supporting children’s holistic development, so it is essential that students develop a knowledge of ways to support a child’s physical, intellectual and social development through play. This will support students in their future lives; helping them to understand the benefits of working in and the challenges faced in childcare settings, today and for the future. 

Students will leave South Axholme Academy with a passion for supporting the development of children in a variety of childcare settings and developing their confidence further in applying skills that would be relevant to the childcare sector and more widely.

Geography

”Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” (Michael Palin) 

The Geography department at South Axholme Academy aims to bring the world to Epworth. We want our students to be global citizens and to understand the interdependence of our world and how we are connected through location and the interactions of the human and physical world. 

Our curriculum is knowledge rich; we value knowledge and create lessons that develop a curiosity that deepens students’ understanding of our world. Through a knowledge-based curriculum students develop the skills required to interpret maps at various scales, graphs and images that extend their geographical understanding. A range of media brings the curriculum to life and makes it accessible to all.  

The curriculum is sequenced to allow students to gain an understanding of Geography and make links between previous topics and new topics. Skills are intertwined through the range of physical and human topics and encourage the use of cross curricular skill, as Geography is a powerful bridging subject. Knowledge is fully embedded through retrieval. Students are challenged to understand complex issues or to make complex decisions based on a variety of facts, and through this approach the South Axholme mindset is embedded in order to make our students more resilient and to see the importance of taking responsibility for their actions.  

We believe in promoting a love of literacy and we have developed a range of reading tasks that allow our students to further develop and enhance their understanding of the world through reading and comprehension tasks. This encourages students to speak like experts: oracy and the importance of using subject specific vocabulary is promoted in all lessons. 

Having a better understanding of the complexity of the world in which we live, and the use of transferable skills will enable our students to follow a range of career paths in an ever-changing world.  

Health and Social Care

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.” – (William Osler) 

We seek excellence by providing opportunities for our students to draw ideas and on their own experiences to explore the impact an individual’s personal qualities can have on an individual being cared for in a health, social care or early years setting. Students will be encouraged to speak like an expert and develop their communication skills that are essential in health or social care settings. 

The curriculum is sequenced to allow students to discover and practice effective communication skills that are essential in a health or social care setting and then build on this to understand the importance of the rights of individuals and person-centred values. Health and Social Care also develops students understanding of growth and development through life stages and the impacts of life events on individuals and how individuals can be supported. 

Health and Social Care provides students with opportunities to develop their research, planning and evaluation skills – through problem solving and application activities. They will develop their debating and discussion skills throughout their journey through Health and Social Care as we seek to help them to understand equality and different viewpoints.   

Health and Social Care has a great ability to improve lives, so it is essential that students develop a knowledge of ways to engage and support the public to encourage physical, intellectual, emotional and social health and wellbeing.   This will support students in their future lives; helping them to understand the benefits of working in and the challenges faced in health care and social care settings, today and for the future.  

Students will leave South Axholme Academy with a passion for supporting individuals in Health and Social care settings and developing their confidence further in applying skills that would be relevant to the health and social care sector and more widely. 

History

The curriculum has been crafted to secure a love of History that will deepen students’ understanding of how the world that they live in today has been shaped by the past. Students’ learning will be underpinned through experiences which will enable them to become knowledge rich and expert historians. 

The curriculum is sequenced chronologically to ensure students develop a narrative of British history and can place it into a context of world events. Concepts such as ‘government’ and ‘monarchy’ are introduced early to allow students to track the development of these ideas and define them within different contexts and cultures.  

It has been designed to ensure that students gain an appreciation of divergent perspectives. For example, we introduce students to characters and groups who have traditionally been ignored such as LGBT+ and Native Americans. This ensures that students receive a rounded education in History and is essential in teaching attitudes of tolerance. 

 In History lessons, students will regularly apply new knowledge to conceptual questions. Each topic is framed around a challenging historical question which is linked to a second order concept. Lessons mirror this, with key questions forming the basis for each lesson enquiry. This will ensure students access and apply high level vocabulary with increasing rigour over their time in history classrooms.  

The study of History supports students in their further academic study as it is viewed as a valuable qualification by employers and demonstrates the ability to think and work independently. A qualification in History is ideal for students pursuing careers in teaching, management, social work, journalism and the heritage and tourism industries. 

Just as history has made our world, we believe that it can be a key part of our student’s future. The learning journey throughout this course allows for the development of a love and curiosity of the subject by allowing for students to immerse themselves in a range of cultures and develop an enquiring and critical outlook on the world 

Mathematics

“The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.” Stanley Gudder 

We seek excellence by providing opportunities for our students to develop their Mathematical skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to solve problems and work logically. The curriculum is sequenced to allow previous learning to enhance the understanding of a new topic; ensuring students are fluent with key mathematical concepts whilst deepening their understanding. The curriculum is planned to ensure the foundation building blocks are in place to enable learners to make progress. 

Mathematics will provide students with the opportunities to develop communication skills – both written through logical steps and verbally, speaking like a Mathematician to convince others.  It will support students in their future lives; helping them to use their ‘maths sense’ in everyday problems to make informed decisions, as well as developing a love and curiosity for the subject. 

Music

Music at South Axholme Academy aims to provide students with a broad understanding of the theoretical, practical and contextual knowledge and skills to be able to further develop their interests and musical capabilities both outside school and as part of the school community.  The curriculum intends to capture the interests of students through providing an experience of a wide range of musical genres, from the Western Classical tradition, Popular music and World music. 

The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that there is clear progression between the units of work.  Every year group has the opportunity to develop their performance skills, composition skills and musical understanding through the exploration of two music units which focus on different instruments.  Students are taught how to read music and understand what they are listening to in order to be able to put this knowledge into practise by both composing and performing their own music. Students are encouraged to explore and develop their ideas, using their knowledge of different musical styles and features to inform their choices.  Students will have experienced playing keyboards, ukuleles, djembes, percussion and singing by the end of Key Stage 3. 

Studying Music will enhance students’ personal development by challenging them to step outside of their comfort zone: performing is an integral part of the National Curriculum and we aim to provide opportunities for students to perform regularly in lessons.  Learning a musical instrument promotes resilience, perseverance and a good work ethic.  We embed the SAX Mindset into all music lessons, with a focus on respecting and supporting each other.  Music can have a hugely positive impact on students’ emotional and mental health, and we encourage students to find music that they relate to on a personal level. 

Beyond lesson time, students are encouraged to participate in the school choir, keyboard club, rock band, wind band, school productions and take music lessons if they want to. 

Music will support students with their further academic study by enabling them to progress to study music at KS4.  The music and performing arts industries continue to be one of the most profitable sectors in the UK and at South Axholme we aim to support all students with talent and determination to be successful.   

The learning journey in Music incorporates broad and balanced content which is explored in creative and practical ways.  By doing this we hope to instil a love of music and ignite students’ curiosity, as music is an integral to culture and is a vital part of so many aspects of daily life. 

Drama

Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.” (Bertolt Brecht) 

Our intention is to create students who are not only confident in their ability to perform in public but who are also able to interpret drama through a range of performance skills. We pride ourselves in our ability to develop students' personal and social skills by working as part of a team and using empathy to understand not only themselves but the world around them. 

Our curriculum is broad and enriching. We aim to provide opportunities for students to explore and develop ideas, devise performances and evaluate their work. Students will be introduced to a range of theatrical skills so that they can respond to texts as well as using skills effectively in their own performances. Across all three performing arts disciplines students will focus on three key areas of study: confidence, accuracy and fluency. 

The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that key skills are learnt first and then underpin all future learning, building on their knowledge and understanding of not only what these are, but how and why we can use them in our performance work. 

The learning journey in Drama is both educational and enriching: enabling all students to study dramatic conventions in practice as well as theatre from around the world. Exploring world theatre will enable them to make decisions about style when developing their own ideas. Students work with scripts in each academic year, understanding their importance and creating and performing their own in an appropriate style. Examining other production roles forms part of extended learning work as well as being covered in through a range of reading articles. 

Outside of the classroom, we want to ensure students recognise the importance of Drama more widely. Drama Club is a popular part of the department’s enrichment offer which attracts students from both key stages. We are passionate about giving students opportunities to participate in performances and our annual whole school production is one of the highlights of the academic year. 

Theatre trips inspire students to pursue Drama and to develop their understanding of dramatic devices through live performances. Studying Drama supports students with their further academic studies enabling them to go on to study not only drama and acting but a range of other non-performance production roles. 

Dance

“Great artists are people who find the way to be themselves in their art.” (Margot Fonteyn) 

Our intention is to create students who are not only confident in their ability to perform in public but who are also able to interpret dance through a range of performance skills. We pride ourselves in our ability to develop students' personal and social skills by working as part of a team. 

Our curriculum is broad and enriching. We aim to provide opportunities for students to explore and develop ideas, devise performances and evaluate their work. Students will be introduced to a range of dance skills in both performance and choreography so that they can interpret various dance works as well as using skills effectively in their own performances.  

The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that key skills are learnt first and then filtered into all future learning, building on their knowledge and understanding of not only what these are, but how and why we can use them in our performance work. Across all three performing arts disciplines students will focus on three key areas of study: confidence, accuracy and fluency. 

The learning journey in dance is both educational and enriching: enabling all students to study performance and choreography in practice as well as dance from around the world. Exploring different types of world dance will enable them to make decisions about style when developing their own ideas. Students will look at professional repertoire; analysing this as well as learning excerpts and creating their own work inspired by what they have seen. Examining other production roles forms part of extended learning work as well as being covered in the wider reading articles. 

Outside of the classroom, we want to ensure students recognise the importance of Dance more widely. Dance club forms an important part of the department’s enrichment offer. We are passionate about giving students opportunities to participate in performances and our annual whole school production is one of the highlights of the academic year. 

Theatre trips also inspire students to pursue Dance and to develop their understanding of performance and choreography by experiencing live Dance on the stage. Dance will support students with their further academic study enabling them to go on to study not only dancing and choreography but a range of other non-performance production roles. 

Core Physical Education

We aim to provide opportunities for students to talk about the knowledge, skills and understanding in Physical Education so that all pupils to succeed in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for students to experience a wide range of activities so that they become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness mentally and physically. 

The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that there is a continuation of the depth of knowledge studied. Physical Education will develop students' unique personal development in physical activity. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values in line with the South Axholme Mindset such as Excellence, Respect and Resilience. 

Physical Education at South Axholme Academy will support students with their further academic study enabling them to talk of possible career pathways in sport and the leisure industry. It also provides students with communication and teamwork skills in the hope that they will thrive in the workplace. 

The learning journey in Physical Education will promote and encourage love and curiosity of subject by providing a diversity of physical activities, both within lessons and as part of the extra curricula programme, which will inspire lifelong physical activity

Religious Education

We aim to encourage our students to explore their identity and to develop an understanding of religious and non-religious worldviews. Living in a multi-faith society in the 21st century requires young people to be religiously literate and hold informed conversations about religion and life. The curriculum is sequenced such that prior knowledge in Christianity, Islam and other religions of focus is developed and deepened throughout based on the North Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus.  

RE supports students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through high quality lessons involving critical thinking, critical analysis and discussion of a range of philosophical, theological and ethical topics. RE poses challenging questions on what it means to be human, the purpose and meaning of life, beliefs about God and ethical issues from a diverse range of perspectives which students can learn to understand, explore and question.  

RE provides the opportunity to learn about and learn from the major world faiths and secular belief systems by allowing students to draw on their own experiences and compare them to those of others from different backgrounds. The subject explores the beliefs held by others, while considering the similarities and differences that make our world so diverse. In RE, students have the space to discuss challenging moral and philosophical issues in local, national and global contexts while promoting respect for all. Students will learn and build on their skills in being able to interpret, analyse and evaluate the beliefs of others as well as their own through the study of texts and sources of wisdom.  

Studying RE will lead to any career working with other people but is particularly pertinent in the field of law (enforcement, judicial system or punishment & rehabilitation), psychology, care and medical professions and social work. 

Spanish

“Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about” (Benjamin Lee Whorf) 

The MFL department wants students to embrace and value the opportunity to learn a new language. Spanish lessons will therefore provide opportunities for students to develop their listening, reading, writing and speaking skills so that they are confident to communicate with increasing independence and accuracy as well nurturing a cultural knowledge of the Spanish Speaking World.  

The curriculum is sequenced to enable students to gradually build up their knowledge of the Spanish language, to develop their confidence, and with regular retrieval to ensure that new language is embedded into long-term memory.  Students will learn and use a range of tenses and grammatical structures to enable them to communicate for different purposes.   

Through their own spoken and written work, they will be able to use their language acquisition to communicate detailed information about themselves, their lives and their hobbies. 

By learning Spanish students also develop their cultural understanding of the world beyond their local area.  They will gain an insight into other countries around the world, and increase their understanding, tolerance and respect of other lifestyles.   

Students will enhance their career prospects.  GCSE Spanish provides a strong foundation to continue to study Spanish at A level or degree level, or indeed as a basis to learn other languages.  Students will learn how Spanish (and languages in general) can be useful in a wide variety of jobs and careers, from the more obvious roles of Teacher or Interpreter to the less obvious roles of Journalist, Lawyer or Marketing and Sales Executives etc. In addition, by learning Spanish students will develop other skills that are highly valued by employers, such as problem solving, communication skills, teamwork, and emotional intelligence.  

Finally, by learning Spanish students will acquire a practical skill that will enable them to explore the world both near and far and increase their curiosity and love of other cultures and people.    

Sports Science

We aim to provide opportunities for students to develop and apply knowledge of sports related activities so that students are able to explore contemporary issues in sport, different ways of being involved in the sports industry and the impact of sport on the wider society.  

The curriculum is sequenced to ensure that students are able to develop their practical skills and expertise and are able to apply these to real life situations. 

Sports Science will develop students to be reflective learners, be able to successfully work within a team and lead a team and to be able to be creative thinkers; embedding the values of the South Axholme Mindset. 

Sports Science will support students with their further academic study enabling them to pursue careers such as sports coaching, sports development and fitness instruction.