Academy Curriculum Overview

Academy Curriculum Overview

September 2018
Our curriculum structure is designed to maximise the benefit our students obtain from the excellent teaching at the Academy. Throughout Key Stages 3 and 4 our students are supported, challenged and encouraged to do their best, both before and after they choose their options at the end of Year 8.

Please click here to see a summary of the Academy curriculum structure for September 2018. Should you require further information on any curriculum matters, please contact the Academy on 01460 260100 or

GCSEs and A-levels Reforms
Please click here to view the Department for Education's presentation on why GCSEs and A-levels are changing. This is essential information for parents, detailing reasons for the changes, new and revised courses, timetables for the reforms and further useful links.

Please click here to view the Department for Education's presentation (March 2017) on the actual GCSE reforms in England.

PSHE (Personal, Social, Health & Economic) Education
At Holyrood Academy, our school’s PSHE education programme is designed to support our students to thrive in a time of rapid change and be fully prepared for life beyond the classroom and and in their future lives. We aim to not simply teach students about the issues covered but believe it is vital they should have the opportunity to explore their attitudes, values and beliefs about them and to develop the skills, language and strategies necessary to manage these issues should they encounter them in their lives.

The PSHE Curriculum is organised into three core strands: Health and Wellbeing; Relationships and Living in the Wider World.

The programme in each year group develops prior learning and topics are contextualised for the relevant Key Stage.

Useful Links

Contact Details

01460 260100

If you require any information in an alternative format, please contact the Academy on 01460 260100

Holyrood Academy Zembard Lane, Chard,
Somerset, TA20 1JL

Holyrood Academy is a part of the Vector Learning Trust. Vector Learning Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales number 07341523 and an Exempt Charity.
Registered address: Zembard Lane, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1JL