Curriculum

The Canterbury Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum across the Middle and Senior School.

In Year 7 and 8 students study maths, English, science, geography, history, RE, languages, computing, PE, dance, drama, music, art, technology and food. Students are academically set for English Baccalaureate subjects and in mixed ability classes for foundation subjects. There are also ‘Star Groups’ as part of our Langton stream for our most academically able students.

At the end of Year 8 students make their GCSE option choices ahead of transitioning into their Key Stage 4 study.

From Year 9 through 11, students study a core curriculum of maths, English, science, geography or history and PE alongside their option choices.

For more detailed information on the curriculum offered please on any of the faculties curriculum links. Subjects are split into eight faculty areas:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Humanities and MFL (geography, history, RE, French, Spanish and a wide variety of languages via Kent Language School)
  • PE and Sport
  • Performing and Visual Arts (dance, drama, music, musical theatre, art, photography, media)
  • Practical Learning (health and social care, childcare, food, technology, product design, textiles, construction, hair and beauty)
  • Vocation and Society (business, economics, social science, IT and computing)