The ‘Bloomington Academy follows the ‘National Curriculum’ of England, as well as religious education.
The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by TBAC. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.
Academies must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, maths and science. They must also teach religious education.
The national curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will formally assess the child’s performance to measure his progress.
|3 - 4||Foundation Stage 1|
|4 - 5||Foundation Stage 2|
|5 - 6||Year 1||KS 1|
|6 - 7||Year 2||KS 1|
|7 - 8||Year 3||KS 2|
|8 - 9||Year 4||KS 2|
|9 - 10||Year 5||KS 2|
|10 - 11||Year 6||KS 2|
|11 - 12||Year 7||KS 3|
|12 - 13||Year 8||KS 3|
|13 - 14||Year 9||KS 3|
|14 - 15||Year 10||KS 4|
|15 - 16||Year 11||KS 4|
|16 - 17||AS Level|
|17 - 18||A2 Level|
Key stage 1 tasks and tests cover:
Speaking and listening
The tasks and tests are taken when the school chooses.
Your child’s teacher will use the child’s work (including spoken work and homework) to work out what level your child is at in each area. You can ask for the results but they’re only used to help the teacher assess your child’s work.
Key stage 2 tests cover:
English grammar, punctuation and spelling
Maths (including mental arithmetic)
Compulsory national curriculum subjects are:
Art and Design
During key stage 4 most pupils work towards national qualifications - usually IGCSE’s.
The compulsory national curriculum subjects are the ‘core’ and ‘foundation’ subjects.
Core subjects are:
Foundation subjects are:
At least one subject from each of these areas:
Design and Technology