Curriculum Overview

The aim of our curriculum is to provide our pupils with a coherent, content-rich and cumulative academic experience that will develop their cultural literacy and ensure outstanding academic achievement.



Primary Curriculum

Our curriculum has been developed to ensure every pupil reads, writes, speaks and listens to a very high standard, no matter what their starting point. There is also a significant emphasis on mastery. All pupils, from Reception to year 11, will study English, maths, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history and a language (from year 2). All pupils up to the end of year 9 will also study art and music and will learn a musical instrument. All pupils will have physical exercise at least 3 times weekly.

Please use the links below to learn more about our curriculum.

Phonics and Reading.pdf

Nursery Curriculum 2016-17.pdf

Reception Curriculum 2016-17.pdf

Year 1 Curriculum 2016-17.pdf

Year 2 Curriculum 2016-17.pdf

Year 3 Curriculum 2016-17.pdf


Secondary Curriculum

At AJK, the curriculum in each subject area has been designed backwards from university study, through A-Level, GCSE and down to KS3. At each point the knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills that need to be mastered in order to move on have been defined. All subject areas should prepare pupils for future study within this discipline, leaving no doors closed to pupils as they narrow their choices later in their education.

This curriculum overview outlines the key content that will be covered in each subject area across KS3.

  • Our curriculum is organised into three mastery cycles which are assessed through formal examinations during Assessment Point 1 (Dec), Assessment Point 2 (April), End of Year Exams (June)
  • Pupils also follow the Character Curriculum. This can be found below.
  • Alongside this curriculum, we also run over 50 enrichment sessions that pupils can choose from. You can find the programme here.
  • We launched the Art curriculum in 2015.
  • Due to staffing restrictions, we are unable to offer PRE as part of the timetabled curriculum for the academic year 2016-17. Pupils may choose to study PRE during enrichment and all pupils will have the opportunity to explore the subject during curriculum days. This will not prevent pupils from studying the subject in KS4, 5 or at university.

 Year 7, 8 & 9 Curriculum Overview 16-17.pdf

Character Curriculum 2016-17.pdf


To find out more about our curriculum, please contact