Academy Curriculum Overview
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.