Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

Academic Overview

Our broad and challenging curriculum motivates and engages students, preparing them for future success. Here please find our full curriculum map for Years 7-11 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Key stage 3 (KS3) for Year 7 and Year 8 students

All students follow the KS3 national curriculum where they study the following subjects:

The Key Stage 4 (KS4) Curriculum:

At BACA we begin GCSE subjects at the start of Year 9. Students will be supported through the options process during Year 8 to ensure that they make the best possible choices for the next three years.

Beginning in Year 9 until Year 11 KS4 students study:

Students then select:

Students also select two subjects from the following:

Class sizes and setting

The average class size in Years 7 to 10 is 27 and in Year 11 class sizes are an average of 22.

Class sizes in art, food technology, drama, music and design technology are 22 on average in Years 7 and 8.

Classes are set by ability in mathematics and science in all years. All other subjects are mixed ability.

English Baccalaureate (EBacc)

The EBacc ensures that students have a comprehensive and broad education. It is comprised of English literature, English language, mathematics, science, history, or geography and French or Spanish. During Years 7 and 8, students complete a range of other subjects: art, design technology, food technology, music, drama, physical education, PHSEE, religious studies, and computing.

Here please find our full curriculum map for Years 7-11 for the 2018-2019 academic year.

If you would like more information about BACA's curriculum please contact us.

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