Subjects

We are very proud of the broad and balanced curriculum we offer at Haughton Academy. Please take some time to browse what the subject have to offer from Year 7 to Year 11.

In the English Department, we pride ourselves on our broad and varied curriculum.

“Words are our most inexhaustible source of magic.” JK Rowling

Intent:

At Key Stage 3, we follow the English Mastery programme to help make our pupils literate readers and articulate writers, ensuring they have the necessary knowledge and skills in order to confidently and successfully progress to GCSE study. There are 3 strands, Literary Heritage, Mastery Writing and Reading for Pleasure.

English Mastery fully shares the guiding principle of the National Curriculum: to develop a deep appreciation and love of reading and writing. We help pupils develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually through the texts they study and the activities they complete. Tasks are carefully sequenced so that pupils develop a range of different skills.

Our curriculum is cumulative and integrated. All the content and knowledge is connected so that pupils form a firm foundation of literary and linguistic knowledge that will enable them to read and write accurately and critically. In our curriculum, knowledge is cumulative to ensure pupils know more and remember more. Each strand, each unit within each strand, each lesson within each unit and each activity within each lesson builds on what has come before and acknowledges what is to come.

In Key Stage 4, we follow the GCSE AQA Language and GCSE Edexcel Literature specifications. Learning Language and Literature together, pupils greatly benefit from the transferable knowledge and skills learnt across the two subjects.

GCSE Language enables pupils of all abilities to build on the KS3 curriculum, developing the knowledge and skills they need to

  • read fluently, and with good understanding, a wide range of texts from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, including literature and literary non-fiction as well as other writing such as reviews and journalism
  • read and evaluate texts critically and make comparisons between texts
  • summarise and synthesise information or ideas from texts
  • use knowledge gained from wide reading to inform and improve their own writing
  • write effectively and coherently using Standard English appropriately
  • use grammar correctly and punctuate and spell accurately
  • acquire and apply a wide vocabulary, alongside a knowledge and understanding of grammatical terminology, and linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • listen to and understand spoken language and use spoken standard English effectively.

GCSE Literature also builds on the KS3 curriculum and encourages pupils to develop knowledge and skills in reading, writing and critical thinking. Pupils get the opportunity to

  • read a wide range of classic literature fluently and with good understanding, and make connections across their reading
  • read in depth, critically and evaluatively, so that they are able to discuss and explain their understanding and ideas
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often
  • appreciate the depth and power of the English literary heritage
  • write accurately, effectively and analytically about their reading, using Standard English
  • acquire and use a wide vocabulary, including the grammatical terminology and other literary and linguistic terms they need to criticise and analyse what they read.

About Us:

We are committed to promoting our pupils’ progress in speaking and listening, reading and writing in engaging and varied ways. Functional skills are embedded into our schemes of work throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. Functional skills help young people take a more active and responsible role in education, in their communities and in the workplace, to be more alert and responsive to changes in technology, to communicate effectively and to be literate in the broadest sense.

Our English lessons recognise that English is vital for communicating with others in school and in the wider world, whilst also being fundamental to learning in all curriculum subjects. In studying English at Haughton Academy, pupils will develop the skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing that they will need to participate in society and employment. Pupils will learn to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others confidently and effectively.

Enriching the learning experience for pupils is important to us, and we have a variety of ways which enable us to do this, including:

  • interactive whiteboards in every classroom;
  • access to various ICT facilities, including laptops and specialist software;
  • a variety of enrichment activities, including theatre trips and visiting speakers.

Our detailed and personalised planning always includes emphasis on independent learning. Pupils’ creativity is encouraged by providing opportunities to experiment, build on ideas or follow their own interests. Creativity in English extends beyond narrative and poetry to other forms and uses of language. We feel this is essential in allowing pupils to progress to higher levels of understanding and in becoming independent learners.

Through English, pupils will learn about the great traditions of Literature and about how modern writers see the world today. Through the study of Language and Literature, pupils will read texts from a variety of cultures and traditions. They will also gain an appreciation of the heritage that contributes to the richness of spoken and written language.

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The English department consists of full-time and some part time teachers, these are;

  • Mrs J Loughran – Subject Leader and Teacher of English
  • Mrs V James  – Assistant Subject Leader and Teacher of English
  • Ms l Mehboob – Teacher of English
  • Mrs F Campbell – Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of English
  • Mr A Ross – Teacher of English
  • Miss K Wroe – Teacher of English
  • Mr A Hahn – Teacher of English
  • Mrs M Povall – Teacher of English
  • Miss R Cluff – Teacher of English
  • Mrs F Aisbitt – Student Support & Teacher of English

If you have any further queries about the English curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Mrs Loughran (Subject Leader for English)  – jloughran@educationvillage.org.uk

Mathematics is a very important subject for pupils to study.

“Numbers make the universal language that everyone can speak.”

Intent:

When teaching mathematics at Haughton Academy, we intend to provide a curriculum that caters for the needs of all individuals. We incorporate sustained levels of challenge through varied and high-quality activities that promote fluency, reasoning and problem-solving. Pupils are required to explore maths in-depth, using mathematical vocabulary to reason and explain their workings.

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life; critical to science, technology and engineering; necessary for financial literacy and prepares pupils for most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education, therefore, provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

About Us:

Mathematics has great importance in many areas of life, whether it’s dealing with personal finance or applying it to solve complex problems in the rigours of modern-day life, it is an essential skill.

A sound mathematical knowledge is also essential in other subjects and can be applied across the whole curriculum developing thinking skills, problem-solving and analytical skills as well as the ability to communicate clearly.

It is the department’s aim to ensure that every pupil should be allowed to develop their potential fully in the subject and to have an enjoyable and positive experience of Mathematics. Pupils will be continually informed about their progress in Mathematics throughout their five years. Intervention will be offered to those pupils who are identified as being off-target.

Key Stage 3 pupils will follow the new National Curriculum and will be placed in a class which is most appropriate to their learning needs. Pupils will be assessed regularly, through classroom tasks, homework and formal written assessments. Pupils who are not on track to meet their targets will be offered intervention.

In Key Stage 4, there are two tiers of entry for GCSE Mathematics:

  • Higher (Grades 9-4)
  • Foundation (Grades 5-1)

Pupils begin KS4 in Y10 and will follow the Edexcel linear specification. Initially, a grade 4 will count as an old C grade. This is planned to change to a grade 5 in future years. GCSE mathematics requires pupils to develop skills and understanding in a number of topic areas including; Number, Algebra, Geometry, Measures, Statistics and Probability. Pupils will also gain experience in applying mathematical knowledge to solve problems.

Pupils will be taught in groups which are most appropriate to their needs. Regular assessments will be used to ensure that pupils are making good progress and are on course to hit, or exceed, their targets. The carefully planned intervention will be offered to those pupils who are not making the required progress.

The Maths Department’s overall aims to ensure that all pupils reach their maximum potential. Each member of the department offers extra lessons after school to help with this process. Please feel free to contact the department at any time for further information.

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Mathematics department consists of full-time and part-time teachers, these are;

  • Miss A Coulson – Subject Leader and Teacher of Mathematics
  • Miss J Deakin  – Assistant Subject Leader and Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mr S Flynn – Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mr J Moulding – Teacher of Mathematics
  • Miss K Caulkin – Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mr S Ord – Teacher of Mathematics
  • Miss S Riaz – Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mr G Kerr-Morgan – Teacher of Mathematics
  • Mr J Moulding – Student Support for Mathematics

If you have any further queries about the Mathematics curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Miss Deakin (Acting Subject Leader for Mathematics)  – acoulson@educationvillage.org.uk

Science is a core subject that pupils study from Year 7 until Year 11. Pupils are taught for seven hours a fortnight in Years 7 and 8 and eight hours a fortnight in Years 9, 10 and 11.

“What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean” – Isaac Newton

Intent:

In Science, we want to deliver the National Curriculum in such a way that will allow us to develop ideal learners. We want to equip the pupils with the invaluable skills needed to be successful in life and allow them to develop skills which will make them employable and allow them to enjoy what is being learnt. We want our pupils to be: inquisitive, problem-solvers, and resilient learners who engage in work both independently and as part of a team. They need to be able to apply their knowledge and understanding to new situations/contexts by making links between what has previously been studied, whether it be from Science or other subjects they study.

We want our pupils to walk away from lessons thinking about what they have just learnt and even challenge themselves and others to question the world around them. It is essential that as teachers we deliver a Science curriculum that allows pupils to be numerate, scientifically literate and competent in carrying out practical work, at the same time as maintaining their curiosity. The lessons need to be designed so that pupils are given the opportunities to hypothesise and predict outcomes, especially during practical work. There must also be opportunities provided that challenge pupils’ thinking and allow them to make mistakes, address misconceptions and develop their understanding further.

About Us:

We have a wealth of combined experience with eight full-time teachers and a dedicated technician within the department.

The department is extremely well resourced; we have five dedicated laboratories and a wide variety of apparatus and equipment. There is a real focus on practical work throughout our curriculum and we endeavour to make Science lessons fun and exciting whilst teaching pupils to become more responsible and develop useful skills. The department works closely with local primary schools to enhance the learning of our younger pupils.

In Key Stage 3, pupils follow the Exploring Science scheme of learning, which leads into the key stage 4 GCSE courses.

In Key Stage 4, pupils study Edexcel Combined Science which covers all three science disciplines and awards two GCSE grades. There is also an option for further study of the separate Science at GCSE, where pupils would be awarded 3 GCSEs: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Science department consists of full-time and some part-time teachers, these are;

  • Miss L Arrowsmith – Subject Leader and Teacher of Science
  • Mrs N Cooper  – Assistant Subject Leader and Teacher of Science
  • Mr M Ryan – Teacher of Science
  • Mr P Marsay – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs N Swales – Teacher of Science
  • Mr J Hutton – Teacher of Science
  • Mr A French – Teacher of Science
  • Mrs S Borsberry – Science Technician

If you have any further queries about the Science curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Miss Arrowsmith (Subject Leader for Science)  – larrowsmith@educationvillage.org.uk

“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” – Michael Palin

Intent:

At Haughton Academy, pupils will receive a high-quality geography education, which will inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

About Us:

Within Key Stage 3 geography, our curriculum will enable pupils to study local, national and global issues in relation to human and physical geography. Pupils will discover, through studying the complex and dynamically changing world, where places are, how landscapes are formed, how people and their environments interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. Our geography builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global. While also exposing them to contrasting cultures, societies and landscapes, which aims to broaden their horizons, strengthen tolerance of others and foster their curiosities.

At Key Stage 4, pupils study the AQA specification, which is hugely popular at Haughton Academy. The AQA specification enables a variety of teaching and learning approaches. This exciting and relevant course studies geography in a balanced framework of physical and human themes and investigates the link between them.

Pupils will travel the world from their classroom, exploring case studies in the United Kingdom (UK), higher income countries (HICs), newly emerging economies (NEEs) and lower income countries (LICs). Topics of study include climate change, poverty, deprivation, global shifts in economic power and the challenge of sustainable resource use. Additionally, pupils are encouraged to understand their role in society by considering different viewpoints, values and attitudes.

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Geography department consists of three full-time members of staff, these are:

  • Mrs A Houghton-Moody – Subject Leader and Teacher of Geography
  • Miss L Davies – Teacher of Geography
  • Mrs L Thompson – Teacher of Geography

If you have any further queries about the Geography curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mrs Houghton-Moody (Subject Leader for Geography)  ahoughtonmoody@educationvillage.org.uk

History’s aim is to create pupils who are interested in the events of the past, are able to analyse and make sense of those past events and who can convey their understanding of the past clearly.

“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Intent:

At Haughton Academy, pupils will gain a high-quality history education that will help them gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. As a department, we are inherently ambitious for our pupils, supporting them in achieving their full potential in what is a highly rigorous subject. The department will seek to broaden pupils’ cultural knowledge of significant global events. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Furthermore, pupils will develop their second order history skills (causation, consequence, analysis etc.) in order to ask insightful questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and to develop perspective and well-judged analysis. History will help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. The knowledge they gain will be woven through the learning journey they undertake from Year 7 through to Year 11, ensuring they become well rounded individuals as they move into their adult life.

About Us:

We also aim to create independent learners who can effectively engage with key historical skills. History develops key skills that pupils will use throughout their lives. In particular, History teaches pupils the key knowledge and understanding of important and significant historical events. Pupils will be able to sequence events correctly; to look for reasons why things happen and see the consequences of events/actions. Furthermore, pupils will be able to view events from different perspectives, providing rationale to these differences.  Pupils will learn how to analyse sources of information, evaluating their usefulness in order to reach valid judgements.

In KS3, pupils will study a range of History, beginning with an introductory topic focusing on the key skills needed in History. Ideas of expansion, migration and movement are followed by introducing significant ages – Ice, Stone & Bronze, studying how these people lived before focusing on the key peoples of Britain, pre the Norman Conquest of 1066. Pupils will study significant events throughout the Middle Ages, before ending with the Tudors. Following this, pupils will continue with the Empirical ideals of Britain, continuing the work of the Tudors and focusing on the creation and expansion of the British Empire and how this led to industrial development in Britain. Finally, pupils will study the growing demand for voting reform and the concept of democratic ideals. In the final year of KS3, conflict around challenges to Empires is studied, as pupils look at global turmoil in the 20th century, the collapse of democracy in Europe and the rise of dictatorships. Political ideas and how these differences plunged the world into war is also studied. Alongside this knowledge, pupils will be provided with the tools to analyse a range of sources, reaching a judgement on their utility. They will understand concepts around continuity and change, similarities and differences and narrative, which will allow pupils to broaden their sense of the historical context.

At Key Stage 4, pupils will study the following courses:

  • Paper 1
    • Crime and Punishment in Britain, 1000-present day and Whitechapel, c1870- c1900; crime, policing and the inner city.
    • Thematic study and the historic environment
  • Paper 2
    • Anglo Saxon & Norman England c1060-88
    • Superpower relations the Cold War, 1941 – 91
  • Paper 3
    • Weimar & Nazi Germany 1918-39 – Modern Depth Study

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The History department consists of;

  • Ms C Dodds – Subject Leader and Teacher of History
  • Mr I Cochrane – Teacher of History
  • Mr R Abbott – Teacher of History
  • Mrs L Thompson – Teacher of History
  • Mrs J Malone – Teacher of History

If you have any further queries about the History curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Ms Dodds (Subject Leader for History)  – cdodds@educationvillage.org.uk

At The Education Village, we highly value language learning as a key skill for UK citizens of the 21st century.

“Languages to open ourselves to the world”

Intent:

To foster a love of language learning, to open ourselves to other cultures and to deepen pupils’ understanding of the world.

For pupils to be able to communicate in the target language, whether for the purpose of pleasure, travelling, culture or work.

About Us:

Developing language skills will enable pupils to travel, explore countries and cultures, and successfully compete in global economic markets. We actively encourage pupils to opt for a Language at KS4. This will greatly improve pupil employability, as many companies have European and International branches. 60% of UK exports go to non-English speaking countries, and 20% of employers demand employees who can speak a foreign language. Whether pupils decide to go to Carmel College or QE Sixth Form, to further their language studies post-16, or work at home or abroad, choosing a Language GCSE will open doors, create opportunities, and make travel and leisure exciting and interesting.

We currently deliver French and Spanish. There are also extra-curricular opportunities to study German and Italian.

Our varied enrichment programme includes study visits to post-16 providers, and visits abroad to Barcelona, Paris and Germany. We participate in the Routes Into Languages programme with Northumbria, Newcastle and Durham Universities. We also have a virtual link with our partner school in Martinique, Acajou School.

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The MFL department consists of three full-time members of staff, these are;

  • Mr F Le Goff – Subject Leader and Teacher of MFL
  • Mrs E Howe – Teacher of MFL
  • Miss E De Manuel Marin – Teacher of MFL

If you have any further queries about the MFL curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Mr Le Goff (Subject Leader for MFL)  – flegoff@educationvillage.org.uk

At Haughton Academy, we aim to ensure pupils enjoy their physical education lessons by providing exciting and challenging lessons that enable them to progress as performers and learners.

“ME in PE: Physical ME, Thinking ME, Social ME & Healthy ME”

Intent:

For all young people to make progress in their physical, thinking and social attributes through active physical education in order to meet their full potential and lead a healthy and active lifestyle.

About Us:

We teach to enable pupils to achieve to the best of their sporting potential and always try to inspire pupils to try a variety of different sporting activities. The department promotes pupil aspirations through PE and Sport to ensure pupils have a vision and a pathway through our subject. We aim to provide our pupils with as many opportunities as possible through both curriculum time and extra-curricular clubs.

PE facilities at the Haughton Academy are excellent, and include:

  • Sports hall
  • Dance studio
  • 4 gymnasiums
  • Swimming pool
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Multi-use games area
  • 3G all weather pitch
  • Extensive fields with 8 football pitches

Throughout key stage three, pupils are timetabled 3 hours of PE a fortnight, while at key stage 4, pupils complete one hour of core PE per week. The department also offers a number of qualifications at key stage 4:

  • GCSE Physical Education
  • OCR Cambridge Nationals: Sports Studies
  • Sports Leader Awards
  • National Governing Body Awards

PE kit is required for all lessons and should include a grey jumper, grey t-shirt, plain black shorts / skort / leggings or tracksuit bottoms and black football socks and trainers. Students in years 7 and 8 will also require a swimming kit for their swimming module. For some activities, such as football, hockey and rugby, personal safety equipment is recommended (e.g. shin pads and mouth guards).

Our uniform is supplied by Elizabeth’s Embroidery who can be contacted on:01642 674973 / 01642 602008  or online at https://elizabethsschoolwear.com/collections/education-village-haughton 

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The PE department consists of four members of staff, these are:

  • Miss R Moody – Subject Leader and Teacher of PE and Village Sports Co-ordinator
  • Miss J Cook – Teacher of PE
  • Miss A Norris – Teacher of PE
  • Mr L Taylor – Teacher of PE
  • Mr R Abbott – Teacher of PE
  • Mr Sam Everett – Teacher of PE

If you have any further queries about the PE curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Miss Moody (Subject Leader for PE)  – rmoody@educationvillage.org.uk

We are a successful and thriving art department with hundreds of pupils being taught to a high standard every week.

“Creativity Takes Courage”

Intent:

The Art department aims to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, through the development of creative experimentation, critical thinking and understanding of the history of Art and its significance in the modern world. We want our pupils to be able to use solid technical skills, understanding of the wider Art world and their own creativity, to produce exciting and meaningful pieces of their own.

About Us:

Pupils can expect to be taught drawing, painting, printing, 2D mixed media, digital media, photography, as well as many more crafts. The art department consists of two spacious naturally lit, fully equipped art rooms.

Staff adopt the approach of developing growth mindsets within art and offer an inclusive curriculum based on research into breaking down barriers to learning within art.

Pupils are taught using a wide variety of teaching and learning techniques which will vary depending upon the age and ability of the pupils. GCSE classes are based around the idea of independence and we achieve successful results every year. The progress made from different starting points in art is good, ensuring that all pupils are able to achieve.

The behaviour and ethos in the art department is one of excitement, productivity, creativity and genuine passion for art from staff and pupils alike. Every pupil has the opportunity to shine in our art department regardless of ability.

Follow us on Twitter: @EV_Artdept

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Art department consists of two full-time members of staff and one part time teacher, these are:

  • Mr D Haskett – Subject Leader and Teacher of Art, Specialism: Fine Art
  • Ms M Alexander-Weir – Teacher of Art, Specialism: Fine Art
  • Miss N Tapper – Teacher of Art, Specialism: Textiles

If you have any further queries about the Art curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mr Haskett (Subject Leader for Art)  – dhaskett@educationvillage.org.uk

Here at Haughton Academy Technology Department, we are creating pupils who are interested in designing and making innovative products.

“Design and Technology is a phenomenally important subject. Logical, creative and practical” – Sir James Dyson

Intent:

At Haughton Academy, pupils receive a design technology curriculum which allows them to exercise their creativity through designing and making. The pupils are taught to combine their designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to design and make a product. Skills are taught progressively to ensure that all pupils are able to learn and practice in order to develop as they move through school. Evaluation is an integral part of the design process and allows pupils to adapt and improve their product, this is a key skill which they need throughout their life.

About Us:

At Haughton Academy pupils are taught to research and investigate product related topics to help inspire them to become designers of creative products. They then develop their designs using our state of the art manufacturing facilities, making working prototypes of their designs. Once made, the products are then tested and evaluated to develop their thinking skills, to show how products can be improved and modified

Gone are the days of woodwork, needlework, cooking and metalwork as we now have modern manufacturing technologies such as, CNC (Computer Numerical Control), laser cutting, electronic circuit board manufacturing, various wood working machines, sublimation printing, sign writing equipment, injection moulding, welding, brazing, vacuum forming and two dedicated CAD computer suites.

At KS3, we study a range of different topics, which include – Graphics, Resistant Materials, Engineering, Electronics and Cooking.

At KS4, pupils can opt for a Technology subject that will help them along a chosen career path, or just learn making skills which will help them in later life.

We aim to provide learning opportunities out of school hours with a Technology club where pupils are encouraged to get creative developing and making a range of innovative products.

We currently offer the following disciplines at KS4:

  • DT Graphics (Papers and Boards)
  • DT Materials
  • DT Food
  • Hospitality and Catering

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Technology department consists of the following teaching staff:

  • Mr D Marshall – Subject Leader and Teacher of Technology
  • Mr M Turner – Teacher of Technology
  • Mrs K Phillips – Teacher of Technology
  • Mr J O’Neil – Teacher of Technology
  • Mr K Vincent – Technology Technician

If you have any further queries about the Technology curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mr Marshall (Subject Leader for Technology)  –  dmarshall@educationvillage.org.uk

The Computing department is a well-resourced and successful department that is equipped with the latest hardware and software to deliver the highest standards and skills. 

“We make IT happen.”

Intent:

Our intent is to equip pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. With deep links to mathematics, science, media and design technology, we provide insights into both natural and artificial systems, that allow our pupils to develop the foundations to enable them to be discerning, life-long learners in a fast-moving world.

About Us:

The Department has three dedicated Computing teaching rooms, each equipped with 32-networked PC computers, a colour laser printer, a computer projector and an interactive whiteboard with speakers.  

We pride ourselves as being a very popular, friendly, hardworking department, that ensures our pupils receive high quality, vibrant lessons where they learn and thoroughly enjoy Computer Science and ICT. Mutual respect and outstanding relationships between staff and pupils are at the core of our classroom expectations.  

Computer Science is a progressive, supportive subject which aims to provide pupils with the skills required to interact with the modern world. This is a very important subject as there are very few jobs that have not been affected by the introduction of computers and ICT systems in modern workplaces. 

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy, a copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Computing department consists of 3 members of staff who are: 

  • Miss S Hall – Subject Leader and Teacher of Computer Science, ICT and Media Studies
  • Mrs C Crooks – Assistant Subject Leader and Teacher of Computer Science and ICT
  • Mr A Hinnigan – Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Computer Science and ICT

If you have any further queries about the IT curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Miss Hall (Subject Leader for Computer Science, Media and ICT)  – shall@educationvillage.org.uk

During Key Stage 3, pupils study a wide range of musical styles, traditions and genres, ranging from heavy metal to African music.

“Purposeful practice makes me practically perfect.”

Intent:

For all pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.

About Us:

All pupils will be given a chance to increase their knowledge and understanding of music through practical music making and will use a range of resources, including – guitars, tuned and untuned percussion instruments, keyboards and specialised music software on PC computers. Practical music making is at the heart of the curriculum we deliver, so pupils have the opportunity to experience first hand the many different styles and types of music that there are, as a way of building up a clear understanding of what affects why music is created and performed for different occasions.

At Key Stage 4 pupils are taught EDUQAS GCSE Music. This qualifications require pupils to perform, compose and then research and learn about different styles of music. Pupils will be expected to attend instrumental lessons and practice on their chosen instrument for 1 hour every week as part of their homework.

The music department also runs several activities which pupils are welcome to attend outside of timetabled lessons and include a musical theatre group, singing group and band skills. Any further information that you may require on music in Haughton Academy can be gained through contacting the Subject Leader.

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Music department consists of two members of staff, these are:

  • Mrs L Armstrong – Subject Leader and Teacher of Music
  • Miss L Aimson – Teacher of Music

If you have any further queries about the Music curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Mrs Armstrong (Subject Leader for Music)  – larmstrong@educationvillage.org.uk

Religious Education (RE) and Ethics at Haughton Academy enables pupils to learn about the world in which we live.

“The highest form of intelligence is to question oneself and to question others” – Socrates

Intent:

Our intention is to allow pupils to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, acquiring knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. Relationships and sex education can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

About Us:

RE and Ethics is not a subject designed to make people religious, but rather to allow pupils to think for themselves about religious, moral, social, philosophical and ethical issues. 

RE and Ethics develops pupils’ understanding of the beliefs, teachings, practices and forms of expression in Christianity and of other world religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.  RE and Ethics also provides pupils with opportunities for their own spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.  RE and Ethics at Haughton Academy promotes respect and tolerance for different people’s faiths/non-faiths, feelings and values.  

In Key Stage 3, pupils study the major six world religions, which focuses on the foundations of each of those faiths.  Modules include philosophical and ethical modules such as ‘What is it like to be a Christian in the 21st Century?’, ‘How does the media portray religion?’, ‘Why are Human Rights important?’ and ‘What does it mean to be a multicultural society?’.  

In Key Stage 4, some pupils will embark on the Edexcel RE GCSE, which explores ethical and philosophical issues such as Family Relationships, Beliefs and Teachings, Abortion, Euthanasia, Genetic Engineering, Animal Rights and War, Peace and Conflict.  

Pupils in Key Stage 4, not on this pathway, also explore philosophical issues such as ‘What is morality?’ as well as ethical issues such as ‘Can politics and religion mix? An in-depth look at the controversial issues surrounding Abortion and Euthanasia’. 

RE is highly valued at Haughton Academy because:  

  • It promotes awareness and understanding of different beliefs and the nature of society
  • It encourages the development of crucial skills as well as building on literacy and numeracy
  • RE gives pupils a unique opportunity to consider issues and views for themselves and form their own opinions and explain them in a safe environment
  • RE tackles some of the big questions of life It promotes understanding of different cultures and traditions which helps to remove prejudice
  • RE helps to prepare pupils for, and to contribute positively to, life in modern Britain 

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Personal Development, RE and Ethics department consists of the following members of staff:

  • Ms A Bell – Subject Leader and Teacher of Personal Development and RE
  • Mrs Z Walls – Teacher of Personal Development and RE

If you have any further queries about the Personal Development and RE curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Ms A Bell (Subject Leader for Personal Development, RE and Ethics)  –  ambell@educationvillage.org.uk

Personal Development, Religious Education (RE) and Ethics at Haughton Academy enables pupils to learn about the world in which we live.

“The highest form of intelligence is to question oneself and to question others” – Socrates

Intent:

Our intention is to allow pupils to embrace the challenges of creating a happy and successful adult life, acquiring knowledge that will enable them to make informed decisions about their wellbeing, health and relationships and to build their self-efficacy. Pupils can also put this knowledge into practice as they develop the capacity to make sound decisions when facing risks, challenges and complex contexts. Everyone faces difficult situations in their lives. Relationships and sex education can support young people to develop resilience, to know how and when to ask for help, and to know where to access support.

About Us:

Within Personal Development, we aim to promote wellbeing of pupils, produce guidance and advice on a range of subjects such as RSE, drugs and alcohol, personal safety, financial responsibility and careers guidance. Our intention is to empower pupils and promote equal opportunities, self-esteem and physical and emotional wellbeing. Our pupils develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. The curriculum stretches beyond the classroom and is spiralled throughout the assembly and tutorial programme as well as being interleaved in other curriculum areas. PSHE is taught in the classroom with specialist teaches and the curriculum is pupil lead, using the Healthy Lifestyles Survey to direct and steer the focus of lessons. 

At Key Stage 3, pupils will investigate a range of areas including mental health and wellbeing, family and relationships, transition and safety, personal health, risk taking behaviour, citizenship, careers, enterprise and British values. Pupils will have many opportunities to engage in interactive learning such as practicing CPR in our Personal health and safety unit to engaging with multiple mental health and wellbeing services and organisations in our annual Mental Health and Wellbeing Day.  

At Key Stage 4, pupils will examine in-depth issues concerning personal safety and behaviour within school and the wider community so that we can ensure pupils are well equipped for life beyond Haughton Academy. They will be discussing issues surrounding drugs and alcohol education, RSE, mental and physical wellbeing, managing finances and exam stress. Pupils will have in depth careers education which will focus on skills necessary for succeeding in their post 16 applications and producing their CV’s and covering letters.  PSHE education helps pupils to manage life’s critical challenges and teach them about their responsibilities in the wider world.  

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Personal Development, RE and Ethics department consists of the following members of staff:

  • Ms A Bell – Subject Leader and Teacher of Personal Development and RE
  • Mrs Z Walls – Teacher of Personal Development and RE

If you have any further queries about the Personal Development and RE curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Ms A Bell (Subject Leader for Personal Development, RE and Ethics)  –  ambell@educationvillage.org.uk

“Never dream about success, work for it.”

Intent:

At Haughton Academy, we study Business Enterprise and Marketing to develop a wide range of skills in our pupils.  These skills included communication, problem solving, presenting, and project management. Enterprise pupils quickly learn to relate their subject knowledge to real life experiences and to use critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation to understand some of the business and marketing decisions we observe in our local, national, and international markets.

We hope, through studying business, our pupils will be better prepared for adult life by being equipped to make sensible financial decisions, identify opportunities, respond to internal and external influences, and to be more discerning in the businesses they engage with.

About Us:

The Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing gives pupils the practical skills and applied knowledge they’ll need in business. The work is assessed internally, through coursework, and externally, through an exam taken at the end of Year 10, and at present an opportunity to resit in Year 11.

What can the qualification lead to?  

Learners who achieve at Level 2 and achieve their Level 4 and above in English and Maths might consider progression to A Levels, or study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC Level 3 in Business.

All the above prepare learners for entry to higher education in a range of subjects, including BA in Business Management, BA in Marketing Management, as well as various other courses.

BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 Enterprise 2022

  • Unit 1: Exploring EnterprisesInternally assessed – PSA (coursework)
    Students will explore different enterprises to develop their knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of enterprises and the skills needed by entrepreneurs to be successful. Students will explore how enterprises use market research to find out about their customer needs and competitor behaviour and how internal and external factors may affect enterprises.
  • Unit 2- Planning and Presenting a Micro-Enterprise Idea- Internally assessed – PSA (coursework)
    Students will generate two realistic ideas for a micro-enterprise and choose one of these to plan within budget. They will individually present their business plan for their idea and review the production and delivery of their presentation to make recommendations for improvements.
  • Unit 3 – Marketing and Finance for Enterprise Externally assessed – Exam
    Learners will explore how marketing is used by enterprises and the factors that influence how enterprises identify and target their market. Learners will complete financial documents and statements and explore how to use them to monitor and improve the performance of an enterprise in order to make decisions and recommend strategies for success.

The course is graded Level 2 Pass (4), Merit (6), Distinction (7) and Distinction* (8.5)

Please find a copy of the Vocational handbook BTEC Student Handbook 2023

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Enterprise and Marketing department consists of one member of staff, this is:

  • Miss J Malone – Subject Leader and Teacher of Vocational
  • Mr J Bettney – Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of Enterprise and Marketing

If you have any further queries about the Vocational curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Miss J Malone (Subject Leader for Vocational)  – jmalone@educationvillage.org.uk

Haughton Academy is a fantastic environment to support Health and Social Care pupils.

“Health is the greatest possession” – Lao Tzu

Intent:

We will always need health care, whether it be for the elderly, young, sick or infirm.  The demand for people in these vital jobs will continue to increase in the North East.

At Haughton Academy, our health and social care intent is to provide a developed, relevant and purposeful KS4 option in Health and Social Care.  This will allow our pupils to access theory and practical lessons to progress onto college or apprenticeships and beyond. The course will allow pupils to develop key transferable skills and knowledge.

Pupils will study how people grow and develop over the course from birth to end of life, and the factors that can affect their development.  They will look at how major life events can impact on health and wellbeing and the local and national support that that is available to individuals. Pupils will also look at how people access the local Health and Social Care and what providers they have access to.

About Us:

Learners have the opportunity to work with small children, helping them develop their communications skills in Springfield Academy, to working with children in Beaumont Hill Academy, gaining an understanding of individuals’ needs.

We have links to local care homes, schools and other organisations in the Health and Social Care sector, which help to give learners a realistic overview of life in this sector. The course links to progressive courses run at local colleges and also Teesside University.

What can the qualification lead to? 

Learners who achieve Level 2, and achieve their Level 4 and above in English and Maths, might consider progression to:

  • A Levels
  • Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC Level 3 in Health and Social Care and Child Development
  • An Apprenticeship in Health and Social Care

All the above prepare learners for entry to higher education in a range of subjects, including – Nursing, Physiotherapy, Primary teaching.

BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 Health and Social Care 2022

  • Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development -Internally assessed – PSA (coursework)
    Students will explore different aspects of growth and development and the factors that can affect this across the life stages. They will explore the different events that can impact on individuals’ physical, intellectual, emotional and social (PIES) development and how individuals cope with and are supported through changes caused by life events.
  • Unit 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values -Internally assessed – PSA (coursework)
    Students will explore health and social care services and how they meet the needs of service users. They will also study the skills, attributes and values required when giving care.
  • Unit 3 – Health and Wellbeing – Externally assessed – Exam
    Students will explore the factors that affect health and wellbeing, learning about physiological and lifestyle indicators, and person-centred approaches to make recommendations to improve an individual’s health and wellbeing.

The course is graded Level 2 Pass (4), Merit (6), Distinction (7) and Distinction* (8.5).

Please find a copy of the Vocational handbook BTEC Student Handbook 2023

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Health and Social Care department consists of two members of staff, these are:

  • Miss J Malone – Subject Leader and Teacher of Vocational
  • Miss N Tapper – Teacher of Art and Health and Social Care

If you have any further queries about the Vocational curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Miss J Malone (Subject Leader for Vocational)  – jmalone@educationvillage.org.uk

“Those who travel see more”

Intent:

Our curriculum intent for Travel and Tourism is to engage pupils in the world of travel and give them a flavour of what it could be like to work within the industry.

Pupils are given the opportunity to professionally present work that is directly related to jobs within the sector. They are expected to use their imagination to engage and excite customers.

It gives them the opportunity to achieve excellent academic outcomes in a rigorous qualification whilst building Active Citizenship skills in almost every task. The practical nature of the course means that pupils are constantly learning about the wider world around them, ever broadening their cultural understanding.

About Us:

Pupils have the opportunity to learn about the Travel and Tourism industry giving them an opportunity to develop knowledge and technical skills.  They will explore some of the key areas within the sector, including accommodation, tourism development and promotion, transport and visitor attractions. They will also investigate the importance of the travel and tourism sector to the UK, and investigate different types of customer and UK destinations.

They will develop key skills, such as research, report drafting, writing skills and project management. The work is assessed internally, through coursework, and externally through an exam sat at the end of Year 10, and at present an opportunity to resit in Year 11.

What can the qualification lead to?  

Learners who achieve at Level 2, and achieve their Level 4 and above in English and Maths, might consider progression to:

  • A Levels
  • Study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC Level 3 in Travel & Tourism, Aviation – cabin and groundcrew

All the above prepare learners for entry to higher education in a range of subjects, including BA in Travel Management, BA in Events Management, as well as various other courses.

 

BTEC Tech Award Level 1/2 Travel and Tourism 2022

  • Unit 1 – Travel and Tourism organisations and destinations – Internally assessed – PSA (coursework)
    Students will investigate a selection of travel and tourism organisations from within the UK. They will consider the aims, ownership and key products and services. Looking at different technology students will explore how this has enhanced the travel and tourism industry. They will consider different types of customers and their needs, linking these to different tourism destinations and what gives them appeal.
  • Unit 2- Customer Needs in Travel and Tourism – Internally assessed – PSA (coursework)
    Students will investigate how market research is used in travel and tourism to industry trends. They will consider how organisations use market research to develop their products and services to meet customer needs and preferences. Students will then research and recommend travel planning that suite a variety of different customer needs.
  • Unit 3 – Influences on Global Travel and Tourism – Externally assessed exam)
    Students will explore the different factors that influence global travel and tourism. This will include economic, social, environmental and political themes. They will consider how organisations respond to these factors, considering the potential impact of global tourism destinations and how destinations can manage these impacts to minimise the impacts. Students will investigate how destinations can develop in a more sustainable way and how tourism can be manged and controlled.

The course is graded Level 2 Pass (4), Merit (6), Distinction (7) and Distinction* (8.5).

Please find a copy of the Vocational handbook BTEC Student Handbook 2023

Curriculum Pathway:

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy. A copy can be found by Clicking Here.

Staff:

The Travel and Tourism department consists of two members of staff, these are:

  • Miss J Malone – Subject Leader and Teacher of Vocational
  • Miss N Tapper – Teacher of Art, and Vocational

If you have any further queries about the Vocational curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy, please get in touch with Miss J Malone (Subject Leader for Vocational)  – jmalone@educationvillage.org.uk

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