Curriculum

Haven High Academy prides itself on the wide range of subjects and qualifications it offers its students to take.

Our curriculum intent at Haven High Academy is to ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to learn and succeed within a broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum that focuses on the knowledge necessary to broaden their horizons. The knowledge and understanding developed, along with the qualifications they achieve, will lay the foundations for lifelong learning and enable them to be successful citizens of the future.

Year 7

We deliver the English Baccalaureate subjects for all students. These are Maths, English, Science, Modern Foreign Language, History and Geography.

All students in year 7 study French and Spanish.

Creative and technical subjects studied all year: Art, ICT and Music.

Additional creative and technical subjects studied (Rotation): Drama, Food and Technology.

All students also have PE, RE and PSHE lessons.

All content is based on the National Curriculum outline for all subjects.

Year 8

We deliver the English Baccalaureate subjects for all students. There are Maths, English, Science, Modern Foreign Language, History and Geography.

All students in year 8 study Spanish.

Creative and technical subjects studied: Art, Drama, IT.

All students also have PE, RE and PSHE lessons.

All content is based on the National Curriculum outline for all subjects.

Year 9-11

All students will continue to study Maths, English, Science, RE, PHSE and PE.

In year 9 all students will also continue to study Core Geography, Core History, Core ICT and Core European Languages (see link for more detail).

The curriculum offer is expanded in year 9 to suit the individual needs of all our students and include more vocational subjects alongside all the English Baccalaureate subjects.

Art and Design 

Business 

Computer Science

Construction

EAL/ESOL 

Engineering

Health and Social Care 

Hospitality and Catering

Imedia

Motor Vehicles 

Performing Arts

Salon

Separate Science

Sport

Statistics

Students will take all examinations at the end of year 11 in Maths, English Language, English Literature, Science and RE and the three subjects of their choice.

Lesson Structure

Haven High Academy Curriculum Model 2021-2022

Year 7 Hum(anities) is a combination of History and Geography balanced over 3 periods a week.

Reading

We recognise that the academic success of our students is dependent on them being fluent and proficient readers. To encourage all students to read widely, once a week all members of the Academy partake in our Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) initiative, allowing students to engage in their own reading whilst demonstrating reading as a lifelong occupation of the teachers. Our World Book Day celebrations create an immersive reading experience involving local bookshops and Boston library, and our students are issued a Rooted in Reading passport to track their personal reading and encourage them to extend the range of texts they encounter. We recognise that reading for pleasure is one of the greatest determining factors of academic success and therefore encourage students to read for 20 minutes per night.

Assessment:

Common assessments in most subjects are taken by students year on year ensure a consistent approach.  These are high quality summative assessments which allow students to demonstrate their growing understanding of their subjects and teachers to assess the impact of their teaching. These summative assessments are typically taken two or three times a year.

Our formative assessments are designed to support students in achieving fluency in each subject. This means that in lessons students are quizzed on prior knowledge in order to embed this knowledge in their long-term memory. This frees up their working memory to attend to current learning. Knowledge organisers provide students with key information in each subject, enabling them to develop their understanding of key concepts outside of their lessons.