Aspire Curriculum


“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”- John Dewey

“Every child is capable of learning anything, depending on the way it is presented to them and how much effort they put into learning it” - Confucius

At Blackpool Aspire Academy, we believe that EVERY child deserves the opportunity to experience a rich and broad curriculum supported by outstanding teaching and learning.

We are dedicated to improve the life chances of all of our young learners with an inclusive curriculum that inspires and informs.

Our curriculum ensures that students learn in a logical way that builds on what is taught from the day they begin in year 7. Each subject has coordinated their scheme of work to allow pupils to make links between topics and apply their knowledge to a wide range of different situations.

We ensure that our students have a rigorous education in the core subjects of English and Maths but are exposed to a diverse curriculum that allows them to leave school with essential cultural capital.

Key Stage 3

Students study our Key Stage 3 curriculum from year 7-9. We ensure that students are exposed to a wide variety of subjects that help them to make informed choices about their future. We mainly follow the National Curriculum and where appropriate, deviate from this to cover content relevant to our local context.

Subjects studied include:

● English
● Mathematics
● Science
● Geography
● History
● Religious Studies
● PSHE
● French
● Physical Education
● Digital Technology
● Art
● Performing Arts including Drama, Music and Musical Theatre
● Technology including Food and Workshop

Key Stage 4

At the end of year 9, students will select their options. Several subjects are compulsory and examined such as English Language, English Literature, Mathematics and Combined Science. Students will also have lessons in PSHE, Religious Studies and Physical Education which are not examined.

Students will select three further options. At least one of which must be either:

● Geography
● History
● French
● Separate Science

Other options available include:

● Religious Studies
● Business
● Digital Technology
● Art
● Performing Arts ●
Health and Fitness
● Hospitality and Catering

To find out more about the range of curricular and wider curricular subjects and opportunities we provide here at Blackpool Aspire Academy please click here and then on the relevant subject button.

Should you require any further information regarding our curriculum and its content please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Curriculum overview

Curriculum Structure
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School Day
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Year Plan 2020-12
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