The Curriculum at Ark Putney Academy
At Ark Putney Academy we offer a broad academic curriculum based upon a traditional offer of academic subjects combined with the Arts. We believe that this offer ensures that students have the capacity to fulfil the requirements of our mission statement, ‘Preparing every student to be a pillar of any community.’ All young people need an excellent command of English and mathematics to ensure their success in all areas of the curriculum. To support this we dedicate extra time to these two areas: giving additional specialist help to students who are not on track to achieve their target grades at the end of each key stage.
The academy offers a broad range of GCSE and A level courses supported by a selection of pre-vocational courses in Sport, Business Studies and Health and Social Care.
At key stage 4 we encourage students to follow the English Baccalaureate (that is, GCSEs in English, mathematics, a humanities subject, a language and a science subject) as this will help them secure access to the best universities and future employment. However we firmly believe that every child has talents in various subjects and should be encouraged to make their own choices at GCSE in subjects that they are interested in and will excel in.
At Key stage 5 we offer the full range of facilitating A Level subjects which are required as entrance criteria by the best universities. This is supported by a range of additional subjects such as psychology, media and sociology.
ARK Schools external monitoring and assessment process helps us to maintain the highest standard of teaching and learning across ARK Putney Academy and to ensure that students are appropriately stretched and challenged and their progress is accurately measured.
Full details of our curriculum can be found here.