Subjects and Qualifications

The Axis Academy will stand apart from existing local provision. It will develop a highly-specialised curriculum to support students’ specific needs, particularly focused towards students with Mental Health difficulties and aim to inspire learning for any ability. Staff will be supported by an effective Senior Leadership Team (SLT) working collaboratively to develop high-level plans, resources, and strategies for teaching. They will draw on the experience of other SEMH schools, personal expertise, external support agencies, and recent academic research. As a result, the curriculum will incorporate focused programmes of study in a multi-functional approach using challenging yet achievable student targets and well-informed student profiles and one page profiles and will focus on developing aspirational personal growth so each student, no matter what her or his age or ability, finds an optimal framework to excel, achieve and become a lifelong learner, contributing to the community and modern Britain.

The curriculum will be delivered flexibly, showing consideration for each student’s learning profile. Subject Leaders will develop overarching schemes of work that encourage learning outcomes over the entire course of the key stages. Staff will be required to modify curriculum objectives, learning outcomes, activities, resources, and assessment criteria to match students’ individual abilities, needs, learning styles and developmental stages.

The Axis Academy will offer a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 . We will offer the following subjects

English Literature
English Language
Mathematics
Science
Humanities
ICT
Art
Drama
Physical Education
Outdoor Education
Food Technology
Careers
PHSRE

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is currently under development.  We will offer a range of academic subjects and allow our students to pick two of the following options to enhance our established curriculum:

  • History
  • Geography
  • RE
  • Business Studies
  • ICT
  • Sport
  • DT
  • Food
  • Animal Management
  • Drama
  • Textiles