Curriculum Introduction

At Salford City Academy, our curriculum intent is to provide an excellent education for all our students, which brings out the best in all of them and prepares them for success in life.  Our curriculum will aim to create an aspirational high achievement culture, taking into account student needs and styles, and will allow everyone to experience success. Standards of attainment will raise so all students will be able to become active citizens and economically self-sufficient.


We feel our curriculum raises our students' aspirations and their academic profile. Our curriculum intent is to ensure that we as an academy provide both academic qualifications and Education with Character programmes to raise aspirations and allow more of our students to progress to higher education.

Our curriculum principles are:

  • Entitlement – We believe that all students have the right to learn. SCA have adopted the United Learning Curriculum at both KS3 and KS4.
  • Mastery – We want all students to achieve a full understanding of the knowledge specified in the Curriculum for each year, and teaching should not move on until this is achieved.
  • Stability – We will not constantly amend the Curriculum: while we should make occasional adjustments in the light of feedback and experience, we will aim for stability over many years, so that teachers can develop expertise.  We will constantly review and adapt assessments and teaching materials to support our students.
  • Concepts not context – The Curriculum incorporates a concise specification of knowledge with content to be taught and learned explicit in every scheme of work.  Teachers at SCA will determine the best methodology to meet the needs of our students.

For more information on our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact please click here.

If you have any further questions about the Curriculum at SCA, click here to contact Mrs Barker, Vice Principal Curriculum and Outcomes.

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