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KS3 Curriculum

Our Key Stage 3 curriculum meets statutory requirements. Further to these requirements, we offer additional personalised provision and enrichment opportunities ensuring that students of all abilities make good progress. Key Stage 3 personalised provision includes:

  • Early access to core subject GCSE qualifications during year 9 for the most able students
  • Additional Modern Foreign Languages lessons for the most able students
  • Timetabled literacy lessons for students with lower than average literacy levels
  • Enrichment days to develop students’ learning to learn skills
  • Many enrichment activities to develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness


KS4 Curriculum

At The Axholme Academy we offer a broad and balanced Key Stage 4 curriculum which is appropriate for students of all abilities. Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is divided into core and optional elements.

Our core subjects are English (WJEC), maths (Edexcel), science (Edexcel BTEC, Core and Additional), ICT (OCR Level 2 ITQ), games, religious studies (AQA) and complementary studies (personal, social, health and economic education; and citizenship).

The optional component consists of 3 pathways which enable students to study subjects matched to their ability, aspirations and interests. Access to certain subjects or subject combinations depends upon the pathway that students are placed on during the options process. Our overall key stage 4 options structure is outlined below:

Option A Option B Option C Option D

GCSE Triple Science (Edexcel)

BTEC Art & Design


BTEC Media

BTEC Sport

BTEC Vocational Studies



GCSE Geography (AQA)

GCSE History (AQA)

GCSE Sociology (OCR)


BTEC Sport (Level 1)




GCSE French (AQA)

GCSE Spanish (AQA)

Core Enrichment Programme:

- GCSE English Enrichment

- GCSE Maths Enrichment

- GCSE Science Enrichment

- BTEC Work Skills




GCSE Textiles (AQA)




GCSE Music

BTEC Vocational Studies

During the options process we provide a comprehensive programme information, advice and guidance to ensure that students are fully informed and able to choose wisely. The pathways structure is flexible and students are able to opt between pathways where appropriate.


The Axholme Academy,
Wharf Road,
North Lincolnshire,
DN17 4HU
T: 01724 710368
F: 01724 711923
E: admin@theaxholmeacademy.com