Overview

Key Stage 3 - Year 7 and 8

In key stage 3 there is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy as well as the studying a broad range of subjects.

 

Subject

No. 50 min lessons per

Class setting

Literacy Block (24)

English

6 + 2 reading

 Classes set by literacy

ability.

History

4

Geography

4

MFL

4

Religion and Life

4

Science

6

Maths Block (8)

Maths

8

 Classes set by Maths ability.

Science Block (6)

Science

6

5 classes, set ability.

Creative Block (18)

I.T.

2

Taught in mixed ability tutor groups.

Art

2

Drama

2

Music

2

D & T

2

Food

2

P.E.

6

Key Stage 3 to 4 transition (2021/22) – Year 9

In year 9 students start their preparation for GCSE’s and have the opportunity to focus on 2 creative arts subjects.

Subject

No. 50 min lessons

No. 75 min lessons

Class setting

English

6

2

Classes set by literacy ability.

Maths

6

2

Classes set by numeracy ability.

Science

8

2

Classes set by science ability.

Geography

3

 

 

 

Mixed ability classes

History

3

 

MFL

4

 

RE & Cit

6

 

Computer Science

2

 

Art

1

1

2

2

 

 

Students choice 2 subjects to study

Drama

Music

D & T

Food

P.E.

6

 

Taught as a year group with a selection of options

Key Stage 4 Year 10 and 11

In Key stage 4 all students study the core subjects English, Math and Science, along with RE or Citizenship in year 10. In addition, students get to choose up to 3 additional students based on their interests and strengths. All students are encouraged to continue at least one creative subject to ensure they continue to study a broad curriculum.

 

Core subjects

  • - English
  • - Maths
  • - Science (Double Combined or Triple separates)
  • - Religious studies or Citizenship (Exam sat in year 10)

Ebacc subjects                                               

  • - Geography
  • - History
  • - French
  • - Spanish
  • - Computer Science

Vocational subjects

- Business Btec

- Health and Social Care Btec

Creative subjects                                           

  • - - Sport OCR nationalArt additional GCSE)
  • - Photography
  • - Drama
  • - Product Design
  • - Food tech
  • - Music

 

Additional Home Language                          

can be taken as as an additional GCSE

- Arabic                        - Chinese

- Greek                        - Italian           

- Persian                      - Polish

- Portuguese               - Turkish                     

- Russian                     - Urdu

Key Stage 5, The Sixth Form

Lea Valley Academy is part of the Edmonton Academy Trust (Edact), whilst the majority of students study all of their courses at LVA this does offer the opportunity to study courses not offered at LVA at one of our partner schools.

In addition to studying their chosen course students receive regular pastoral support and guidance with their studies. The sixth form team, work alongside the schools career advisor in helping students prepare for the next steps after school whether it be one the uk’s top Universities, apprenticeship or work.

 

A level courses

Art and Design                                    Biology                                    Chemistry

Computer Science                               Drama                                     Design and Technology

English literature                                Economics                               Ethics and Philosophy

French                                                 Geography                              History

Maths                                                  Physics                                    Psychology

Sociology                                             Extended project

 

Level 3 Triple Vocational Course (equivalent to 3 A levels)

These subjects can also be studied as singles (equivalent to 1 A level) in combination with A levels.

  • Applies Science
  • Business Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Sports Studies

 

Level 2 Offer

This is suitable for students who need to resit English and/or Maths and require additional preparation for Level 3 studies. The offer includes studying GCSE English and Maths along Level 2 BTECs in Applied Science and IT.

 

Note : the running all subjects at key stage 5 are subject to sufficient numbers on the course for the year.

Additional Support Curriculum

This is the additional support and lessons the school provides for students identified as someone who would benefit from additional targeted academic support.

Literacy Support

All students in year 7 & 8 have 1 lesson a week of accelerated reader and a 20minute reading intervention each day.

6 week intervention program of 3 lessons a week

  • Year 7, 3 groups · 
  • Year 8, 3 groups                · 
  • Year 9, 2 groups 

Numeracy Support

6 week intervention program of 3 lessons a week

  • Year 7, 3 groups · 
  • Year 8, 3 groups                · 
  • Year 9, 2 groups

EAL and SEN Support

  • Year 7 nurture group.
  • Key Stage 3 early stage users of English support lessons.
  • Key Stage 4 early stage users of English support lessons.
  • EAL with SEN literacy needs, support lessons.
  • EAL with SEN Numeracy needs, support lessons.
  • ASDAN and ESOL option at key stage 4.
  • Home language GCSE as an additional subject.

Additional academic support

  • Year 11 Maths, English and Science intervention during core PE
  • Supervised independent study for sixth formers.
  • After school small group tutoring in English, Maths and Science (part of the schools COVID catch-up strategy)