Subjects and Qualifications

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

The curriculum is delivered flexibly, showing consideration for each student’s learning profile. Subject Leaders develop overarching schemes of work that encourage learning outcomes over the entire course of the key stages. Staff are 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 offers a broad and balanced curriculum at Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 . We offer the following subjects:

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

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum currently offers a range of academic subjects. Our students are allowed to pick two of the following options to enhance our established curriculum:

  • History
  • Child Development
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Art
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • ICT

At times in school we use online learning platforms. Your child will be set up on all of them when they start and you will be given log in details so your child can use these platforms from home. You can access them by clicking on the links below:

BKSB

Reading Eggs

TT Rockstars