Curriculum Principles and Overview
The curriculum, throughout Haberdashers’ Crayford Academy is balanced, challenging and relevant.
It provides the opportunities for every student to excel by instilling high expectations in every member of our community, while meeting the needs of the individual learner.
Our curriculum, incorporating knowledge, skills, attributes and experiences, leads to the highest standards of academic excellence and is supported by excellent teaching. The curriculum promotes the best standards of behaviour based on our values of mutual respect, self-discipline and self-confidence; it encourages respect for tradition, while embracing innovation by joining up learning and opening up the worlds of all our students. Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our young people within our local context. You can find out more about the HCA curriculum in context by reading our document 'contextualising the HCA curriculum' here.
Key Stage 3 – Years 7-9
Students follow the 'Crayford Curriculum' model which seeks to 'join up' the different elements of the secondary curriculum.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is taught over three years in classes set by ability in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science and offering a wide range of curriculum subjects.
Formative assessment is used regularly to track and monitor student progress and achievement. Character and Wellbeing Education is compulsory and is taught throughout the three Key Stages.
Curriculum Maps for Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4 – Years 10 & 11
The curriculum choices offered through the options programme are adapted to the developing needs of each cohort.
Students are consulted on their preferred subject choices and the curriculum is designed accordingly.
We offer a broad spectrum of curriculum pathways which includes a variety of traditional GCSE's and a number of vocational BTEC and/or similar qualifications. Over the two years of key stage 4, all students study English, maths, science and PE, in addition to their chosen subjects. Their chosen subjects must include at least one of the following: geography, history, computer science and a modern foreign language or triple science.
At all key stages the curriculum is supported by an extensive enrichment provided as part of the extended day, to broaden and enhance the learning experience. Careers education, enterprise education and financial capability are integral to all areas of the curriculum, and are used to support work experience placements for all students in year 10.
Curriculum Maps for Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5 - Years 12 & 13
In the Sixth Form, students can undertake academic course such as A Levels or vocational courses such as a BTec. Our students make excellent progress in their studies and become well rounded individuals ready for their next steps in Higher Education, apprenticeships or employment.
Curriculum Maps for Key Stage 5
More information about our curriculum
More information about our curriculum can be found on our subject pages via the downloads below or by contacting the Vice Principal for Quality of Education.