Curriculum Overview

We are incredibly proud to be a part of Meridian Trust. Not only is Meridian an amazingly supportive Multi Academy Trust, it has a phenomenal reputation for supporting schools to enhance amazing learning journeys. The Meridian website has a clear programme of study.

The journey through Stratton is designed to help students gain skills for lifelong learning and to achieve their highest potential. We pride ourselves that not only do we prepare our students for success in obtaining qualifications but they are also ready and excited to meet the next challenge in their passage to adulthood.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7/8)

The curriculum in Years 7 and 8 should build a bridge between primary school and GCSE study, increasing exposure to subject specialisms and provide solid foundations of Knowledge and Understanding and Key Skills in a broad and balanced range of subjects. The curriculum should provide inspiration and challenge for young minds and support them to take their place in society and modern Britain as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible, employable citizens.

Our comprehensive subject summaries can be found here Key Stage 3 - Meridian Trust

Key Stage 4 (Year 9/10/11)

In Years 9, 10 and 11 students reduce the number of subjects they study to concentrate on nine GCSE qualifications. Choosing which option subjects to select is the focus of the second term of Year 8. Parents are heavily involved in this process, which combines information evenings, analysis of student progress, careers information and guidance and of course, and the opportunity for families to meet one-to-one with the Form Tutor or senior member of staff.

Our curriculum in key stages three and four is shaped with the aim that every pupil can succeed across a broad and balanced range of subjects. It also aims to offer social, moral, spiritual and cultural education and opportunities both within and beyond the classroom. Work-related learning is an equally important strand, as each of our academies aims to meet all the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ for high quality careers advice, information and guidance.

Subject overviews for KS4 can be located here Key Stage 4 - Meridian Trust

 Key Stage 5 (16-19)

All Sixth form students are entitled to a broad and rich curriculum, that recognises them as individuals and supports them to achieve their future aspirations. We commit to creating the opportunities and support to develop each young person; personally, socially and emotionally to help prepare them for life.

All students receive high-level careers guidance during Key Stage 4. Those students who wish to pursue vocational options after Year 11 (typically leading to trade-based apprenticeships) are supported in researching, choosing and applying to Further Education Colleges or for apprenticeships specialising in these areas.

The majority of Stratton Sixth Form students start a two-year A Level (or equivalent) programme, choosing three subjects. Again, careers advice and guidance is important as the choice of subjects can have a critical impact on which post-18 options are available.

Our one-year Level 2 course is available for students who are not yet qualified for A-level study, but who are determined to continue their education through an academic pathway.

Provision is also made for students who have yet to attain higher level passes in both GCSE English and maths.

The progress achieved by our students regularly places us in the top 25% of Sixth Form providers nationally.

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