As part of the Academy Transformation Trust family of academies, our curriculum and its values are aligned with that of academies across the Trust.

All learners in our academies will experience a curriculum that

  1. is ambitious and enjoyable through knowledge and skills developed from Foundation Stage to Post 16 and Adult provision.
  2. is knowledge rich, ensuring access to a wide, global cultural capital – thus maximising lifetime opportunities.
  3. is inclusive, nurturing and tailored towards the needs of the individual.
  4. is focused on developing the very best oracy, literacy, numeracy and digital skills – enabling access to the widest learning and the very best careers possible to ensure we develop global citizens.
  5. is enriching, ensuring all experience a rich variety of cultural, artistic and sporting activities.
  6. is broad in terms of coverage and (at least) encompassing the breadth of the 2014 English National Curriculum.
  7. celebrates the uniqueness of each educational setting in terms of localised knowledge and skills.
  8. develops character, personal pride and the highest moral standards.
  9. celebrates diversity, challenges injustice, promotes equality and encourages the creation of a better world.
  10. is delivered by well-qualified, forward-thinking, skilled, passionate professionals.

Our curriculum exists to empower all students through powerful knowledge.  Regardless of starting point, background, or needs, our students will aspire to rise to the levels of the most educated and thrive in every environment.

It is ‘unapologetically ambitious and unashamedly academic’ for all, rooted in the belief that all students have the right to powerful knowledge to take with them into their adult lives.

At Iceni Academy, all students benefit from studying a broad and balanced curriculum which equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to lead successful lives in modern Britain.

Our curriculum is designed to be fully accessible to all students regardless of their starting points. The curriculum is actively adapted to enable access for all, including for students with a Special Educational Need or disability.

You can find out more about our curriculum by selecting ‘Curriculum Map’ from the menu to the right.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

Pupils study a wide range of subjects in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9). This includes the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science (comprising Physics, Biology and Chemistry) as well as History, Geography, Religious Studies, Languages (French, German & Mandarin), PE and Health Education, Technology (Resistant Materials, Food Technology and Graphics) and the Arts (Art and Design, Drama and Music). Pupils who are not meeting national expectations in English and/or Mathematics at the start of Year 7 may receive additional English and/or Mathematics lessons.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

We offer a two-year Key Stage 4 for all subjects; all pupils will follow a core curriculum of English, Maths, Science, Citizenship, PE (core) and, from 2020, four options.

Option choices include a range of GCSE and BTEC courses (all qualifications we offer are on the DFE approval lists):

  • Art & Design
  • Business Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Design Technology
  • Drama
  • Food & Nutrition
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mandarin
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • PE
  • Religious Studies
  • Sports Studies
  • Statistics
  • Triple Science

Parents and pupils are provided with significant guidance about the option choices that we feel would be most appropriate in terms of their aptitudes and aspirations. The options process in 2021 will begin in February, but as an indication as to the courses we offer, please see the documents below.

Letter about Options 2020

Options booklet for 2020

If you require further information regarding our curriculum please contact Assistant Principal for Quality of Education, Miss A Staniforth.