Academy Curriculum

At Holly Hall Academy we offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed for life in the ever changing world that is 21st Century Modern Britain.

We are proud of the curriculum we offer, which is reviewed annually, to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of all our students, regardless of their academic ability.

In both Year 7 and Year 8 students follow a similar curriculum, studying a core curriculum of English, mathematics and science together with  History, Geography, Religious Studies, PE, IT, Art & Design, Music, Performing Arts and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). All students study a modern foreign language with most students studying both French and Spanish.

Our students currently choose 2 of their GCSE options in Year 8 and complete their option choices in Year 9.

Our curriculum has a strong focus on English, Maths and Science and provides opportunity for students to study the other English Baccalaureate (EBacc) subjects of Geography, History, French and Spanish through to GCSE. However we also value other curriculum areas and ensure that students have the opportunity to develop their character and creativity through more practical, technical, artistic and vocational courses.

The importance of Citizenship and British Values, together with guidance on Careers is provided through our highly effective Tutorial Programme and Enrichment Day provision, using, where appropriate, external providers.