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Our Curriculum

Students at St Edward’s Academy are on a seven-year learning journey.

At the beginning of Year 7, students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups by the Head of Learning, using prior attainment data. Classes will not usually be above 28. A nurture group will support students who need extra help adjusting to secondary school.

The curriculum is organised into three Key Stages:

Key Stage 3: Years 7, 8 and 9

Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11

Key Stage 5: Years 12 and 13

Students make guided choices during Year 9, when they have had a good opportunity to study a wide range of subjects.

You can find out more about the subjects studied at St Edward’s by looking at our individual subject pages.


Our students and staff work hard and deserve their successes.

We have ambitious targets for our students and offer a broad and balanced curriculum.  The majority of our students follow the English Baccalaureate curriculum at Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11), leading to GCSE success in:

English and English Literature


Double or Triple Science

History or Geography

Modern Languages

Plus a choice of two other subjects (for example: Creative Arts).