The best for everyone, the best from everyone
At Cedar Mount Academy we believe that all students should learn to be the best version of themselves, so that they leave school after five years as happy, caring and knowledgeable young people ready to contribute as global citizens. This is a school designed to support develop it’s local community and driven by our three values of hard work, aspiration and respect.
Education is the entitlement to powerful knowledge that takes students beyond their experiences. The curriculum at Cedar Mount Academy is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours that take them beyond their context. This is knowledge that our students may not have had access to before. This understanding is the narrative of human culture. These skills and behaviours enable students to become useful citizens in a global society.
Social and cultural mobility are the keys to securing high quality, lifelong, positive academic outcomes for our students and allow them to be the best versions of themselves.
Our non-academic curriculum teaches students how to behave, present themselves and represent their community.
Running throughout this is a relentless desire to support the wellbeing of our students. We believe in challenge with compassion: every student will be given the opportunity to achieve academic success in a supportive and creative environment.
Year 7 and 8
The introductory curriculum builds on students’ achievements in Year 6 to develop the breadth and depth of their knowledge, understanding, skills and behaviours. Students study 15 subjects in Years 7 and 8.
The year 7 and 8 curriculum is designed to introduce and develop powerful knowledge through high quality teaching by subject experts. This knowledge is the first step in taking students beyond their current experiences and learning the best which has been thought and said in the world to. Alongside this, the curriculum will reinforce learning skills, establish and maintain high expectations, develop students’ enthusiasm for learning, raise the level of challenge and develop self-regulation by providing them with a wide range of learning opportunities including social, moral, spiritual and cultural enrichment.
In Year 9 students will continue with a broad, balanced curriculum, enhanced by some specialisation in certain subject areas. Students will specialise in 13 subjects, including English language, English literature, mathematics, science, PE, citizenship & PSHRE, a modern foreign language and history or geography. In addition to these subjects, students will be guided to choose a broad range of four other subjects to complement their learning. Students will continue to be taught powerful knowledge that is worthwhile in itself building on their learning from year 7 and 8.
Year 10 and 11
As students move into Year 10, we build on their previous progress and develop a range of opportunities that will benefit them, taking into account their individual needs at Key Stage 4, leading to nine GCSE or equivalent qualifications chosen from a wide range of subjects.
We guide students to choose options which will best enhance their post 16 future. The curriculum ensures the best possible foundation for students to go onto college, apprenticeships and/or work placements, allowing students as many options as possible for future study or work.
Here are the curriculum maps for each subject.
Relationships & Sex Education
Sex Education is presented within a moral framework, which not only provides information, but also encourages responsible behaviour. Parents/Carers are welcome to discuss the programme and the materials used with staff at The Academy.
Details of the knowledge students at Cedar Mount have by the end of their secondary career can be found by clicking on the links below.
Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing
It is important to focus on health and wellbeing so pupils can make well-informed, positive choices for themselves. The document below explains how this is taught, the topics it is placed within and when it is introduced.