Curriculum

Westminster Academy’s ethos is built around the student-centred and internationally-minded values of the International Baccalaureate. Students enjoy curriculum journeys rich in breadth, depth and challenge meaning that subjects and disciplines are valued at all stages and students maintain a broad curriculum all the way from Year 7 to 13.

Within this, all students in Years 7 to 13 explicitly study a modern foreign language, English and mathematics alongside their other subjects. The development of subject specific skills and knowledge through our seven year curricula prepares students for undergraduate courses at the world’s best universities, vocational study and rewarding careers. Students work to develop their thinking, social, communication, self-management and research skills through teaching and learning activities which focus on conceptual development, relevance, collaboration, differentiation and student-driven inquiry.

We are committed to delivering a broad curriculum offer for the arts in Key Stage 3 and allocate one fifth of lesson time to these subjects in Years 7 and 8. The Business and Enterprise specialism and the partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine make links with a variety of academic, business and community partnerships which work to bolster the taught curriculum and ground learning in the real experiences of people at work.

Curriculum booklets

The Westminster Academy curriculum has been planned to build skills, knowledge and understanding through distinct but interrelated journeys into each of our subject-based disciplines. Our curriculum booklets have been written to communicate our intent for learning in each subject, and then to show how learning develops at each stage of learning. 

However, we do appreciate that you might like to see all of the curriculum for a particular year group, so this can be accessed through the 'curriculum by year of study' document available below. 

Studies in Language and Literature English Language
English Literature
Language Acquisition Modern Foreign Languages
Mother Tongue Languages
Individuals and Societies Anthropology
Business, Management and Digital Enterprise
Citizenship
Economics
Geography
History
Religious Studies
Travel & Tourism
Sciences Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science and Information Technology
Environmental Systems and Societies
Food and Nutrition
Physics
Sports, Health and Exercise
Mathematics Mathematics
Arts Dance
Drama
Film and Media
Music
Visual Arts
The Core Careers Education (including Personal and Professional Skills)
Literacy and Academic Writing (including the Extended Essay and Reflective Project)
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
Relationships and Sex Education
Critical Thinking (including Theory of Knowledge, Oxnet Programmes and Dare to Know)

 Curriculum by year of study

Find out more about the curriculum at Westminster Academy on the following pages, or contact us.

Clubs and Opportunities

Careers Education, Independent Advice and Guidance