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Djanogly City Academy has developed a flexible, innovative and student focused curriculum to ensure every child can be successful.

Our curriculum is deliberately designed to equip scholars with the knowledge and skills to be successful in their examinations and to prepare them for future study.  Lessons are designed to be fun and engaging, but with learning and achievement as the core focus.

We deliver personal, social and health education as well as exploring aspects of religion and culture within our Values sessions that scholars start and end each day with.

We deliver personal, social and health education as well as exploring aspects of religion and culture within our Values sessions that scholars start and end each day with.

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, our three year program sees scholars follow a wide and varied curriculum that includes;  

Core; English, Mathematics and Science
Foundation; Humanities, Art, Computer Science, Design and Technology, Spanish, Religious Education, Physical Education and Performing Arts.

Within the key stage, we deliver an enrichment program, where scholars opt into a wide range of other subjects or areas of study.  

For information on each of the individual subjects, see our subjects section below, where you can get a brief overview, or click on the links to individual subjects.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, our two year program sees scholars study a core curriculum of English, mathematics, science, humanities and physical education.  The Key Stage 4 curriculum is completed with a number of option subjects that run in our GCSE and vocational qualifications programme, including art and design, design technology, computer science, psychology, sociology, Spanish, drama and sports studies.

For information on each of the individual subjects, see our subjects section below, where you can get a brief overview, or click on the links to individual subjects.

Extra-Curricular

The academy offers a range of opportunities for scholars to take part in extra-curricular activities.  There are a number of sports clubs and scholars have the opportunity to represent the academy in competitions and events including football, netball, athletics, cross country running, cricket and table tennis.  The school takes great pride in the creative talent that our scholars demonstrate and showcases this in performances and talent shows.

Curriculum Approach

Our school day starts at 8.30am and finishes at 4.30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 12pm on a Friday.  Scholars have a 30 minute lunch break.

In Years 7 to 11, scholars are taught in subjects by specialist teachers.  In addition to this, scholars also receive a forum and values session for the first 30 minutes of the day, Monday to Thursday, with values to the end week on Fridays.  

A shape of the day can be found on our Shape of the Day page

Curriculum Leads

We operate graduate and achievement teams in years 7 to 11.  Each team is made up of a senior leader, achievement leader (Head of year) and is supported by our team of Deans and teaching teams. Please visit our individual year curriculum pages to see the teams listed.

 

DCA Curriculum Policy 2020-21

subjects

Art and Design

If you enjoy being creative, want to increase your practical skills and improve your analytical, communication and research abilities, art and design is a great choice. The skills you gain make it a great complement to other subjects. Art and Design is a way of seeing things and making sense of the world around you. It can help you with further study and prepare you for the world of work.

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Computer Science

All scholars at Key Stage 3 are taught Computer Science and ICT.  We want scholars to be confident and safe users of commonly used digital technologies, such as mobile phones, social media and the internet.  We also want them to learn practical elements, such as; programming, image editing and game development.  At Key Stage 4, we offer 2 courses.  BTEC Digital Information Technology and GCSE Computer Science.

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Design & Technology

The subject of Design & Technology incorporates a number of specialist areas of study including Product design, graphic design, electronics and the use of some textile materials.

The subject links directly to a wide range of career pathways that are both fun and challenging. In keeping with the school aims our fundamental expectations of scholars are that they take pride in their work, always strive to do their best and respect the work of others.

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Drama

Djanogly strives in allowing scholars to creatively study the arts, allowing scholars in Key Stage 3 to be introduced to the topic through the choice of 5 week electives. This allows scholars to really begin to understand the main concepts of studying and practicing the performing arts. For those who decided to continue to select drama as a GCSE option will begin their journey in year 10 focusing on the study of play texts, practitioners and acting practice over a two year course.

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English

At Djanogly, the English curriculum is based around literature. We believe that reading a wide range of texts not only improves our scholars' performance in the English Literature exam, but also develops their skills as writers, and broadens their horizons and perspectives, making them better citizens and future leaders.

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Food

Information coming soon

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Geography

Welcome to the Humanities Department where every student is encouraged to learn about the world around them through geography, history and religious studies. Our vision is to inspire scholars to be curious about the past, evaluate the present and consider their impact on the future.

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History

Welcome to the Humanities Department where every scholar is encouraged to learn about the world around them through geography, history, and religious studies. Our vision is to inspire scholars to be curious about the past, evaluate the present and consider their impact on the future.

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Languages

Welcome to the languages department where scholars are encouraged to learn about their own and different languages. The main language offered is Spanish and we also encourage scholars to complete a GCSE in their home language too. Our vision is to inspire scholars to be curious about other cultures and concepts and consider their awareness of others.

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Maths

All our staff have a real passion for mathematics and engaging scholars within our subject area. We know the value of mathematics qualifications in the world of work but also believe in sharing the importance and beauty of the subject to inspire the mathematicians of tomorrow.

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Music

Music provides an opportunity for scholars to perform, listen to and evaluate music across a range of musical genres, historical periods, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians throughout time.Scholars will develop confidence as performers through a range of performance opportunities, particularly through keyboard and percussion workshops.They will develop an understanding of ‘how’ music is created through the Elements of Music. They will listen to, discuss and analyse music from a breadth of genres, styles and cultures - understanding ‘how’ music fits into context

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Physical Education

At Djanogly, scholars participate in a wide range of activities that look to develop the individual on a personal level and as a member of a team. The PE staff are experienced and passionate about the delivery of PE to each and every student in the Academy. We look to include every scholar in every lesson so that they can improve and progress to meet at the very least their expected levels of progress. Our PE curriculum is designed around our first class facilities and venues available that include a sports hall, astro-turf, netball courts, swimming pool, fitness suite and the use of the developing Forest Recreation Grounds at the Gregory Boulevard site.

We operate a post-16 course, Btec Level 3 in Sport,  in the PE department which we are very proud of and the details of which can be found here

Religious Education

Welcome to the Humanities Department where every scholar is encouraged to learn about the world around them through geography, history and religious studies. Our vision is to inspire scholars to be curious about the past, evaluate the present and consider their impact on the future.

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RSHE

As an academy we put the needs of the scholars in our care first. We know it’s important for them to be literate and numerate with appropriate qualifications to prepare them for further education of work, but we also know that scholars need to develop their social and emotional skills. Our RSHE curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that all scholars are informed about healthy relationships at an appropriate level for their age and development.

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Science

At Djanogly we strive to deliver a high-quality science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all scholars should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes, and uses of science.

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Social Sciences

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. It is an academic subject and an applied science which seeks to understand individuals and groups by establishing general principles and researching specific cases.  Scholars will gain experience in planning and conducting classroom research on human behaviour using a variety of methods. They will be expected to analyse data collected in investigations at a descriptive level and draw conclusions based on research findings.

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