“We will develop a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination and brings the best out of each individual pupil according to his/her ambition, aspirations, ability, interest and learning styles”
“Young people will respond to challenge as long as that challenge is relevant to their individual needs and aspirations”
The Academy has developed a curriculum that meets the needs, sparks the imagination and brings the best out in each individual student according to their ambition, aspirations, ability, interests and learning styles.
Our curriculum ensures that students are given a strong grounding in the core academic subjects. In Year 7 we deliver a traditional curriculum that develops their skills and understanding in the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and the Humanities. We also aim to develop the creative and practical sides of our students with lessons in Art, Design, Music, Languages and Drama. There will be a significant focus on spelling, grammar and reading across all subject areas. Whilst the majority of students will study at least one foreign language transitional provision is also available in Year 7 and 8 to support student’s literacy and numeracy skills with extra lessons in reading, comprehension and mathematics.
At the end of Year 8 students are guided through a choice of academic, vocational and practical courses in order to best meet their individual needs. These will then be combined with their core subjects to equip students with a broad and balanced education that will followed until their exam success in Year 11. Whilst we emphasise the importance of the EBACC in providing a solid basis for education we acknowledge that courses should match the aspirations, abilities and interests of students.
We offer a range of AS and A-Level courses including Physics Mathematics as well as BTEC Level 3 qualifications. We also provide a pathway for students to resit their GCSE maths and English ion conjunction with one or more Level 3 qualifications.
The Sixth Form at Abraham Darby is over-subscribed this year and is the fastest growing Sixth Form in Telford and Wrekin. Our students have gone on to attend a whole range of Universities including those in the prestigious ‘Russell Group’. We encourage our Sixth Form students to take active roles within the Academy, providing opportunities to develop leadership skills, gain work experience and learn about the pathways open to them when they leave.
Please refer to the Sixth Form brochure for further details about KS5 courses.
After School Provision
At Abraham Darby we believe that the learning experiences of the pupils should not stop at the end of the school day. We provide a whole range of after school activities including a vast range of sporting, musical and academic classes.
Year 11, 12 and 13 students have a diet of after school revision classes with teachers committed to providing the best possible exam preparation to our pupils.
Music is an important part of Abraham Darby. The aim is to maintain and build on the excellent national and international reputation of the bands while widening the range of opportunity and the levels of excellence in other areas of performance – choirs, popular music, drama, dance etc. The new Academy building has a state of the art range of performance facilities, including a professional recording studio and auditorium which will increase further still the range of opportunities available to our pupils and the local community.
The Adams’ Federation with Adams’ Grammar School leads to a sharing of culture, the opportunity for teachers, to share ideas and ‘best practice’, the improvement of Teaching and Learning, opportunities for the Most Able pupils, joint events, activities and services.