Curriculum

Creating a first class learning experience for all students is the most important part of what we do at Co-op Academy Grange.

There are four key priorities which run through our curriculum:

  • Providing subjects which are relevant, exciting and engaging
  • Showing the relevance of the curriculum to the world beyond Grange
  • Developing literacy and numeracy skills
  • Being inclusive and accessible for all

Key Stage 3

It is important that Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3) provide a solid foundation for Key Stage 4. This is where the skills needed for GCSE are developed and gives students the opportunity to learn which subjects they might wish to study in Years 10 & 11 for their GCSEs. There is a strong focus on the core subjects and a variety of other academic and creative subjects. All students will attend 26 lessons per week (1 hour per lesson) across English, Maths, Science, IT, Technology, History and Geography, Religious Studies, Art and Design, Performing Arts, French, Physical Education, and Citizenship.


Key Stages 4 and 5

In Years 10 and 11, students follow compulsory subjects, for 17 hours per week, across English, Maths, Science, Physical Education, and Religious Studies / Citizenship. For a further 9 hours per week, students choose from a range of subjects and qualifications. These are:

GCSE: Accountancy, Art, Business, Citizenship, Computer Science, French, Food Technology, Geography, Health and Social Care, History, ICT, Product Design, Psychology, Science (Triple), Sport Science.

BTEC: Art (Level 1), Business Construction (Level 1), Creative Craft (Level 1), Health (Level 1), Music (Level 1), Sport (Level 1)


6th Form

We are delighted so many of our students choose to return to Co-op Academy Grange to study in our sixth form. Competition for places is increasing and students follow a selection process involving a letter of application and formal interview.

We have strict entry requirements for Sixth Form subjects. Each student is required to follow a full timetable which can comprise up to four formal qualifications, an enrichment curriculum, student leadership opportunities, access to a preparation for work programme, UCAS support, self study and GCSE English and Maths if a C grade or above is not achieved by the end of Year 11. Students can follow both academic and vocational qualifications.

Subjects currently available include: Accountancy, Art & Design, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Childcare, English, Health & Social Care, History, ICT, Law, Mathematics, Psychology, Philosophy & Religion, Physics, Sociology, Sport.