Curriculum

London Academy is committed to serving its community.  We recognise not only the importance of allowing students to flourish academically but we also embrace our wider role in preparing them for adult life beyond the formal examined curriculum. Part of our role in that preparation is ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to our students.

Our mission statement states that students from London Academy will be among the leaders for tomorrow.  By providing a safe and supportive environment, London Academy aims to develop in its students, skills and values which will enable them to live their lives as respectful, caring and responsible citizens.

Our core values are continuously shared and reinforced with students.  They are visibly on show in all classrooms and in student planners:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility for ourselves and others
  • Integrity (honesty and respect)
  • Good citizens
  • Creativity
  • Scholarship

Curriculum details per year group

Ofsted feedback

 “The academy provides a good standard of education for its students and some aspects of its work are outstanding. Within an extremely caring and supportive environment, students, including those in the sixth form, many of whom face considerable challenges in their young lives, flourish and achieve well. “

Ofsted 2011

The curriculum is rigorous and personalised, built around students’ individual needs and based on their ability, capacity and potential. We are responsive to the national agenda thus ensuring that our students can compete robustly with all students nationally.

At Key Stage 3 students in Years 7 and 8 study a broad curriculum allowing them to experience most subjects before choosing their GCSE options in Year 8 - ready to start them in Year 9.

The KS4 curriculum starts in Year 9 with students completing GCSEs in either 1, 2 or 3 years. We can confidently say that every student follows an individual pathway which can lead to the students completing up to 11 GCSEs or equivalent from a selection of 29 available. These include core GCSEs in English, Maths, Core & Additional Science. We also offer Learning Support options and students are encouraged to take qualifications in their first language. Listed below is the full range of subjects on the curriculum.

Work Experience

London Academy student Nikhil Malkan was elected last academic year to be a Member of Youth Parliament as part of his manifesto he promised to produce a Work Experience guide for young people to use across the London Borough of Barnet. The guide offers advice and guidance to young people across a range of careers. The guide seeks to inform young people about the work experience opportunities across London. At London Academy Year 10 students have the opportunity to do a work experience placement during the last week of the summer term.
Click here for work experience guide

The Learning Support Centre

The Academy has the additional benefit of a Learning Support Centre which provides individual help and classroom support for children with learning difficulties. Wherever and whenever it is appropriate, children with learning difficulties are integrated into mainstream lessons. Their progress is carefully monitored. However, a small number of students in Key Stage 3, who have profound difficulties, are taught in withdrawal groups for a small number of lessons during the Academy week.

For students in Key Stage 4, the Learning Support team has helped to develop and deliver a modified curriculum that helps students who have learning difficulties to develop their basic skills and achieve success in as many GCSE subjects as possible.

We welcome applications from students with physical disabilities; access for the disabled was an important consideration in the design of the new Academy building.

English as a Second Language Centre

This centre supports students who have English as an additional language. Again, following the Academy’s philosophy of inclusion and integration, the majority of support is provided in classes but intensive programmes are provided for beginners. However, in response to the needs of the refugees and asylum seekers, the centre provides a secure base for vulnerable students.

British Values

For information on how the Academy promotes British values please click here