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Curriculum Introduction

Salford City Academy is a learning establishment that promotes high standards from staff and students in every subject, in every lesson, every day. We support the learning of students in the classroom (and beyond) by enabling teachers to perform the basic functions of their roles and support them to plan engaging lessons, prepare inspiring resources and mark student’s work in order to maximise their progress.

Our aim is to meet the needs of young people in Salford by preparing them for adult and working life in the 21st century and recognise that the world of 2020 will be very different to the world of today; the pace of change is increasing, hence the importance for flexibility. When students come to us at the start of Year 7, they are already part-way along a learning continuum that, with our help, will continue for the rest of their lives.

    As such, Salford City Academy’s curriculum aims to:

    • Provide a flexible curriculum, underpinned by literacy, to offer differentiation and personalisation in order that our students can achieve, then exceed nationalstandards of achievement, attainment and progressions;
    • Give our students the best possible outcomes in order to move onto the next part of their academic journey; 
    • Encourage our students to make the right choices for their future with a broad range of subjects, enrichment activities, and outstanding independent advice and guidance; and
    • Build on the notion of ‘expert practice’ as early as possible to feed into the changes that have been made in the national curriculum and new GCSE specifications. 

    Year 9 Options

    Salford City Academy provides a wealth of information and support for students on the options choices available and the core subjects to be taken in Year 10.

    It is very important that students, alongside parents and carers, read all the information provided carefully and discuss the options available. 

    A good general education is important whichever career a young person proposes to follow. Click here to read more about how we support our students' career aspirations.

    SCA Curriculum Policy 2014-15.pdf 361KB Salford City Academy Curriculum Policy
    EBACC options booklet 2018 Final version.pdf 1521KB EBACC Options Booklet 2018
    LEVEL 2 PATHWAY options booklet 2018 Final version.pdf 1549KB Level 2 Pathway Options Booklet 2018
    LEVEL 3 PATHWAY options booklet 2018 Final version.pdf 1138KB Level 3 Pathway Options Booklet 2018

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